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November 3, 2014 Updates

Q: Do you plan on coming back to the CBA? Shavlik Randolph: I would love to come back to the CBA. I Almost consider china a second home for me now. Obviously I love playing in the NBA, but I feel the CBA has developed into the second best basketball league in the world now, behind only the NBA. After my contract with Phoenix expires I will be fully open to returning to china. Asia-Basket

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Jeremy Tyler signed with Shanxi Zhongyu according to his agency Octagon. The same Chinese team has also Daniel Orton under contract, as confirmed to Sportando by his agent Ara Vartanian. The agent said that Orton is in China and ready to start the season next week (Shanxi will play next Sunday with Chonqing Fly Dragon). Sportando

October 23, 2014 Updates

“During the offseason I didn’t think I’d sign in China. I thought I would get a good deal in the NBA, but I was overlooked,” Crawford told Basketball Insiders from his three-story mansion in Urumqi, the largest city in China’s western interior. Basketball Insiders

Q: Which NBA teams offered deals? Jordan Crawford: “Teams wanted to wait till training camp. There were talks of one-season veteran minimum deals. My history with the Washington Wizards concerned a lot of teams. I was traded to D.C. during my rookie season and I was very passionate about playing professional basketball. I worked very hard to show everyone from the coaches to the players to fans that I wanted to win and I could help our team win even when other players were injured or didn’t believe they could win. Some of the decisions that were made and how I expressed my frustration with those decisions led to a big misunderstanding in D.C. and I ended up with a bad reputation, but I’m working to change that.” Basketball Insiders

Q: Which NBA organization had serious interest in you? Jordan Crawford: “The Sacramento Kings wanted me, but I wasn’t comfortable accepting the backup role there. I’m a hard worker who loves the game and I felt I had something more to offer than what they were looking for from me at the time.” Basketball Insiders

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The National Basketball Assn. is considering rescheduling some marquee basketball games in order to grow audiences in China. The possible move emerged as the organization unveiled a multi-year partnership with China’s Ministry of Education to develop sports educational in China. The education deal is expected to provide enhanced fitness and basketball training to at least 3 million school and college students by 2017. Variety.com

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