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You said you will try to make a comeback next season. Are there any particular reasons you didn't try to pursue a career overseas more aggressively? Gilbert Arenas: I went to China. I got hurt, but I came back; I was averaging 29 and 12. I felt I worked too hard, and perfected my skill and my talent, to just play in China and go through the motions and dominate. I wanted to be challenged; I want to be challenged. I want my talent to be challenged. And China wasn't going to do it. I had three groin pulls and I'm averaging 29 and 12, and I couldn't even run up and down the court. Bleacher Report

Johan Petro: I have opportunities, well, actually I had opportunities (from other teams). But the Chinese club doesn't want to let me go. They want to keep me just in case. It's not that bad, it gives me time to heal some minor injuries but I keep on practicing to stay in shape. Sport Mag

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Sichuan of Chinese League made official the signing of DJ White. The former NBA player will make his debut on Wednesday as soon as he gets the LOC. Sportando

Marcus Landry won many admirers in L.A. for his summer league play with the Lakers and his determined attempt to make their roster in training camp. But after falling just short of sticking in Hollywood, Landry is said to be closing in on relaunching his NBA dream as a member of the Yao Ming-owned Shanghai Sharks in China. Sources abroad told ESPN.com on Saturday that Shanghai, after losing top scorer Von Wafer to an injury, has Landry at the top of its lost of potential replacements. ESPN.com

Chris Johnson signed a deal in China with Guangsha Lions. The former Timberwolves will team up with Jonathan Gibson who is leading the league in points scored per game. Sportando

Free agent center Chris Johnson has signed a one-year contract with Zhejiang Guangsha Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told RealGM. A final release of the Minnesota Timberwolves in training camp, Johnson had been scouring offers overseas, ultimately reaching terms late Saturday morning. The shortened season in China gives Johnson an opportunity to return to the NBA in February or March, when teams seek to fortify their depth. RealGM

November 22, 2013 Updates

The Sichuan Blue Whales in China are doubling the number of big men from the NBA on their roster. Sources in China tell ESPN.com that Sichuan is finalizing a deal with 2008 first-round draft pick D.J. White, who was in training camp with the Chicago Bulls last month but was forced to find employment abroad when the Bulls decided to keep only 13 players on their roster. ESPN.com

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Qingdao waived Josh Selby. The former NBA player lasted two games in China. Sportando

November 15, 2013 Updates

Free agent guard Josh Akognon has reached agreement on a substantial one-year contract with Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM. Akognon will make significantly more money with Qingdao than if he had signed with one of the several NBA teams that showed recent interest. RealGM

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Jared Zwerling: Spoke w/ big Earl Barron. Back in the U.S. from China. Says he's in great shape & "excited" about any #Knicks interest, esp. w/ Tyson out. Barron on NY: “I can space the floor, make shots, definitely get in there & rebound, & provide energy on defense.” Contacting several teams. Twitter @JaredZwerling

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