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January 22, 2014 Updates

The rosters for the upcoming CBA All-Star weekend have been finalized with fans voting for the team starters. The starting line-ups were selected by fan balloting across China. Fans had the opportunity to choose their favorite players via social media voting which began on November 25th and ended January 5th. Top vote-getter, Stephon Marbury (Beijing Ducks, point guard), led the pack with 847,868 to be a starter on the the Northern Division team. Unfortunately Marbury hasn’t returned to the court from the meniscus tear he suffered at the beginning of the season. He will be replaced by Lester Hudson (Xinjiang Flying Tigers, Guard). Asian Cagers

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Timing is everything, as they say, and the timing is tough for Bobby Brown at the moment. Despite all the NBA opportunity that has arisen from the endless rash of point guard injuries, and despite the fact that the 29-year-old is on the short list of worthy talents to fill one of the many voids, he can't get out of his contract with Dongguan in China until their season ends on Feb. 16. Brown hasn't played in the NBA since 2010, but anyone who pays attention to the famed Drew League in Los Angeles during the summer months knows that he's an NBA talent. In China, he's nothing short of a star, as he's averaging 31.9 points and 5.8 assists per game. The Clippers, who are likely without point guard Chris Paul until after the mid-February All-Star break because of a shoulder injury, are known to have interest in Brown. USA Today Sports

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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

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