HoopsHype Quincy Douby rumors

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Teams often sign their own contracts with foreign players outside the purview of the CBA, according to people familiar with the situation. Various reports put Xinjiang’s contract with Quincy Douby at more than $1 million a year. A New Beijing Times report last November said former NBA star Steve Francis’s 2010 contract with the Beijing Ducks, cut short after the team released Francis in December, was also worth at least $1 million a year (in Chinese). Ex-NBAer Stephon Marbury, who played for Foshan last season, made less than $300,000, Foshan executives revealed to local media in January (in Chinese). Wall Street Journal

July 1, 2011 Updates

Xinjiang have reached agreement with Quincy Douby. Sources said the deal will pay him $2 million next season. HoopChina

June 1, 2011 Updates

Among the free agents the Wolves will work out Thursday and Friday are former NBA players Quincy Douby, Orien Greene, J.R. Giddens, Steven Hunter, Cedric Jackson, Matt Janning, Alexander Johnson, Jerel McNeal, James Singleton and John Thomas; second-year players who played in the D-League last season including Matt Bouldin and DeShawn Sims; former Memphis guard Darius Washington Jr. who is most famous for missing clutch free-throws; former D-League standout James Mays who spent the last two seasons in China and Turkey; and a fellow by the name of Chris Daniels who either attended college in Georgia or at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (I'm guessing it's the latter). Ridiculous Upside

May 25, 2011 Updates
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In helping Xinjiang achieve their first regular season title in team history, there’s been little doubt all season long that Quincy Douby has been the best foreign import player in the CBA. And after last night’s record setting performance in a massive Game One win on the road in Guangdong, there should be little doubt that Douby is the best foreign import player of all time. Douby scored a CBA finals record 53 points, 36 of which came in the second half, and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds as Xinjiang came away with a huge Game One win on the road 100-92 against three-time defending champions, Guangdong. Up 1-0 in the best-of-seven series, the Flying Tigers head back home to Urumqi where they haven’t lost all season for the next two games before Game Four swings back to Guangdong. Game Two will be played on Sunday, while Game Three will tip-off on Wednesday. NiuBBall.com

April 16, 2011 Updates

In helping Xinjiang achieve their first regular season title in team history, there’s been little doubt all season long that Quincy Douby has been the best foreign import player in the CBA. And after last night’s record setting performance in a massive Game One win on the road in Guangdong, there should be little doubt that Douby is the best foreign import player of all time. Douby scored a CBA finals record 53 points, 36 of which came in the second half, and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds as Xinjiang came away with a huge Game One win on the road 100-92 against three-time defending champions, Guangdong. Up 1-0 in the best-of-seven series, the Flying Tigers head back home to Urumqi where they haven’t lost all season for the next two games before Game Four swings back to Guangdong. Game Two will be played on Sunday, while Game Three will tip-off on Wednesday. NiuBBall.com

March 29, 2011 Updates

NBA teams have already called Douby's agent, asking when the lightning-quick six-foot-three (1.91-metre) guard will be available. "The CBA has increasingly become a training ground for guys aspiring to play in the NBA," said Bruce O'Neil, head of the United States Basketball Academy (USBA), which trains national youth teams for China and other nations. Yahoo! Sports

Meanwhile, Douby is not quite ready to settle down in Xinjiang, a vast, poor region bordering Kazakhstan and known for occasional violent outbursts against Chinese rule by its traditionally Muslim population. He hopes to take his game to a higher level, but first things first. The CBA playoffs began last week. "Xinjiang has been good to me. They have taken care of me. My goal is to help them win it all," Douby said. Yahoo! Sports

March 23, 2011 Updates

Once the actual game started, it became pretty evident rather quickly that a: no, you wouldn’t excited about watching a waaaaay past his prime 34 year-old do his thing and b: the pre-game fluff was nothing more than a crappy cover up for the league’s unexciting on-court product. Like in almost every other CBA game over the years, the night broke down into a one-on-one scoring battle between the two opposing imports, which in this case turned out to be Quincy Douby and Stephon Marbury. The Chinese players, who looked like they were just going through the motions, seemed content to just sit back and watch and as a result, contributed very little to the overall flow of the game. By the game’s end, Douby and the North edged out 115-114 over the South, Douby finishing with an All-Star Game record 44 points. But like I said, hardly anybody was there to see it. Despite being close in the last five minutes, a good portion of the stadium had already made its way out of the stadium, driven out by sheer boredom and an overall disconnect from the game. CBSSports.com

October 29, 2010 Updates

Douby, who Glass would later assert was coerced to change agents by Miller and his high school coach, Jack Ringel, had spoken with Glass not long before firing him. And even if he didn't know it yet, Glass' three-year process of firing back had officially begun. "I was on the phone with Quincy, and he had not said anything, (but) I knew we had a problem (in their relationship)," Glass, who has been an agent for nearly 30 years, told FanHouse in what were his first extensive public comments about the case. "And I could tell that he was talking to somebody or somebody was talking to him as he was talking to me. I've known Quincy for years, and we'd gone through a lot. I could tell this conversation was not right. You didn't have to be a genius. He said to me, 'Mr. Glass, or Keith,' I'll call you back in five minutes, because he was being coached (by the person in the room). I never spoke to Quincy again in my life. FanHouse.com

"Then an hour later, the fax machine goes off, and me and Tyler (his son, a colleague in his firm and a former teammate of Douby's at Rutgers) looked at each other and went, 'Uh oh. Here comes my termination letter.' Then Tyler looks at me and says, 'It's Andy Miller.'" And so began the years of connect-the-dots detective work that led to the decision, one that has caught the attention of the NBA Players Association and could result in a change to the regulations that have been in place since 1991. FanHouse.com

Yet while the monetary amount in Glass' case is far inferior to what Fleisher was awarded, Glass hopes that the fact that he reached a successful decision, as opposed to a settlement, can cause what he sees as necessary change. "They settled that (Fleisher) verdict, and Eric probably isn't allowed to speak out on it," Glass said. "That verdict probably never went to the union, because that's a private settlement from the union. But the union is not hiding from this decision. "Monetarily, it did not really amount to much. (Polloway) got paid, and we made a little bit on it. There were expenses or whatever, but I would do it again tomorrow. And if other agents are reading (this story), I will do it again tomorrow. The point is that at some point somebody has to stand up and say, 'Look, as a man, I'm not Pollyanna, I know what's going on, but if you can prove it -- which is hard -- then you go and do it.'" FanHouse.com

And while the 40-page ruling that was obtained by FanHouse focuses mostly on how Miller orchestrated Douby's termination of Glass for his own benefit, a footnote on page 5 sheds light on the issue of side deals that so many agents say must be solved. According to the report, which was written by arbitrator George Nicolau, Ringel -- who coached Douby at Grady High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a father figure to him -- admitted taking $3,000 from agent Ken Glassman on behalf of Douby during his freshman season at Rutgers. Ringel, who claimed the money was spent by Glassman to keep Douby away from other agents, testified that he wasn't aware that such practices were prohibited under NCAA rules but said, as the report reads, that he "would have accepted the $3,000 even if he had known." That one example, numerous agents say, is merely the tip of an enormous iceberg that doesn't appear to be melting. FanHouse.com

September 17, 2010 Updates

Alex Kennedy: As I touched on last week, Quincy Douby has now officially signed a one-year deal in China with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers. The deal is worth $1.4 million. Not too shabby for five months of basketball. He'll likely resume his NBA comeback attempt next summer. Twitter

Quincy Douby will continue his career in China. The Xinjiang Flying Tigers have signed to a one-year contract the 26-year-old American guard, with Montenegrin passport. Douby arrives to the CBA after being the top scorer of the last TBL, averaging 23.6 points and 4.9 assists per game for Darussafaka. Xinjiang has also landed the former member of the Chinese national team Zhang Qingpeng, who posted 20.7 points and 4.0 assists per game last season for Liaoning Panpan Hunters. Another former NBA player, James Singleton, was also signed days ago by the Flying Tigers. thehoopsmarket.com

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After the Toronto Raptors waived him last season, Douby joined Darussafaka in Turkey and led the league in scoring by a wide margin. But now, he is expanding his game and becoming more of a facilitator in the hope that he can return to the NBA next season. "I'm just still working on my point guard skills," Douby told HOOPSWORLD. "I'm trying to be a point guard instead of a scorer out there. That's what I keep being labeled as, just a scorer, because that's what I did in college. But now I'm just focusing on getting others involved and being a leader out there." HoopsWorld

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