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January 18, 2015 Updates
January 16, 2015 Updates

After a practice session, the Chinese media had a chance to interview Mudiay. [Scroll down to view]. “I’m still here; I want to stay as long as possible. I still hope to be here when we win the championship. ..The final decisions will be made by the team and the coach. I really like China, if I didn’t like it I think I’d be home a long time ago. My family and I are all here and we like it here, I will be here supporting my team and want to stay until the end… I’m still not fully recovered and have been out for a while now, but thank god that I’ve recovered well and will be evaluating the injury each day… There is no time schedule on when I will be back on the court. I am patiently recovering. My trainer gave me a good rehab plan and will not rush to get back into competition, since I’m not 100% yet… I will be cheering on my teammates and supporting my team.” (Translated Text/ this interview was not broadcasted, but was in a written article) NBADraft.net

January 15, 2015 Updates

Jorge Sierra: Andray Blatche is currently averaging 30.4 ppg and 14.9 rpg in the Chinese League. Could be a free agent in February. Twitter @hoopshype

"Top teams in both the Eastern and Western conference playoff race have begun the recruiting and courting process (of Andray Blatche)," agent Andy Miller tells HoopsHype. The regular season in China finishes on February 1, so Blatche could become a free agent very quick should his team fail to make the playoffs. Xinjiang is currently No. 7 in the League, just one win ahead of No. 9 Dongguan. Only eight teams qualify for the postseason. HoopsHype

Outside the US, the full global mission for the 2014/15 season has seen a total of nine NBA teams playing seven games - two regular-season (London and Mexico City) and five pre-season games - in seven cities in six countries. In terms of sporting development, China has been important to the NBA over the past 10 years, as it has been a huge growth market for the sport, and he says interest in basketball there is far from sated. "We are far, far from maximum capacity in China, even though we believe we are the number one sport there," he says. BBC

January 9, 2015 Updates
January 7, 2015 Updates

Emmanuel Mudiay will remain with Guangdong for the season, collecting his entire salary, according to an interview with Chinese media. Mudiay missed last games due to an injury but he recently was back at practice. Sportando

January 6, 2015 Updates

The majority of people in the basketball world assumed Emmanuel Mudiay's playing days in China where long over. Everyone expected him to go back home, rehab and get ready for pre draft workouts. However the latest update has him practicing with the team and it looks like he will be ready to return to action soon. The question remains if the Guangdong Tigers will use their last import player switch to bring back Mudiay, as the CBA rule only allows 2 import player changes for the regular season, and the first was used on WIll Bynum following Mudiay's ankle injury. An additional one is granted if the team makes the playoffs. NBADraft.net

The team has 10 games left on their regular season schedule, running until February 2nd. The CBA playoffs will then begin. It will be interesting to see what happens, but the chances of a Mudiay return has definitely increased as many around the team are speculating that he will be back on the floor NBADraft.net

January 5, 2015 Updates
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December 29, 2014 Updates

The Fujian Quanzhou Bank of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to sources, were in advanced discussions to bring Tinsley to Asia. It was an opportunity for Tinsley to regroup with former Pacers teammate, Al Harrington. "I had about four offers to go overseas, a few that I'm thinking about right now. One offer was to play on the same team with Al (Harrington), but it fell through. Other offers were long-term contracts and I wasn't feeling that," Tinsley added. Asia-Basket

December 27, 2014 Updates
December 25, 2014 Updates

After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one with his adopted hometown away from basketball. He is so entrenched, he wants to one day coach China's national team. "I plan on living here for the rest of my life," the 37-year-old point guard and Brooklyn native said in an interview in the lobby of his plush apartment building in the heart of Beijing. "I think they respect me enough to be able to give me the opportunity." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Marbury has capitalized on the opportunities China offers to foreign basketball players and other athletes capable of adjusting to the considerable cultural, linguistic and culinary challenges of life in the rising Asian power. Already dominant at the Olympics and Asian Games, the world's second largest economy is now undergoing a boom in professional sports stoked by foreign coaches and players. "I don't make nowhere near the money that I made when I was playing in the NBA," Marbury said, "but I'm way happier, so I mean, what is that to say?" Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 23, 2014 Updates

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