HoopsHype China rumors

November 11, 2014 Updates

Should the Pacers be unable to keep him, Price will have options. Performances like Monday's catch the eye of other NBA teams who might be in need of a point guard, and he has an offer to play in China, where so many other ex-NBA players migrate. NBA.com

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The Thunder, Pacers and Grizzlies scoured the free-agent market for point guards after injury issues, and they contacted Lucas prior to deciding upon players this week. Lucas, who has been working out in Houston since his release from the Washington Wizards, also received proposals in the Chinese Basketball Association. RealGM

November 4, 2014 Updates

Last seasons runner up, Xinjiang Flying Tigers, has started off the season with a tough road victory over Sichuan Blue Whales. XJ is led by the NBA tandem of Jordan Crawford and Andray Blatche. Crawford, likely the most gifted pure scorer in the CBA this season has also learned to play the point guard role, and has become the teams main distributor. Teammates with the Washington Wizards, Crawford and Blatche hope to lead XJ to its first CBA title, after knocking on the door several times. Xinjiang Flying Tigers boasts the deepest roster of Chinese players, as they have contributors at each position along with newly signed Zhou Qi, who is thought to be the next NBA player out of China, a 7 footer who has guard like skills and can shoot with range, as well as handle the ball, should be on many NBA teams radar. This is the best chance for XJ to claim their first CBA championship, they clearly have the strongest 1-2 punch in Crawford and Blatche, and a top 3 Chinese roster as well. They open round 2 on the road against Chongqing. Asia-Basket

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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