Shanghai Sharks Rumors
After playing in just four games for the Shanghai Sharks, former NBA point guard Delonte West is again looking for a new job after he was released. West, who last played in the NBA for the Dallas Mavericks in 2012, had signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Sharks worth nearly $500,000 that could have reached $1 million with incentives. The Sharks are owned by former NBA star Yao Ming.
West has made it clear that he sees a return to the NBA in his future, but that appears extremely unlikely at this point and he’ll now lose out on significant earnings because of the way it ended with the Sharks.
West’s non-guaranteed deal with the Sharks would have paid him about $500,000 for the season and could have neared $1 million with certain bonuses and incentives, according to a person with knowledge of his situation. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the details of his deal were not disclosed publicly.
The West-less Shanghai beat Jinlin 124-117 in the overtime and won their first game in this season, ending 0-6 losing streak. Shanghai announced their decision that they had cut Delonte West earlier today through social media and has been looking for replacement. Meng Lingyuan had 27 points, and Michael Beasley had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for Shanghai (1-6), which outscored 13-6 in the overtime. The game tied 111 in the regulation. Dominic Jones had triple double, 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Jilin’s losing effort.
Delonte West is close to leave Shanghai Sharks after only four games played. Former Celtics’ point guard struggled a lot in this experience with Shanghai, averaging only 12.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
The opportunity to accept a lucrative one-year deal with Shanghai proved too difficult to pass on. Once the CBA season ends in March, Beasley will be free to sign with an NBA team.
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NBA D-League guard Quincy Douby has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told RealGM. Douby had been the No. 3 pick in the Development League’s draft, and he further cemented himself as a strong call-up candidate with a 20-point-per-game start to the Sioux Falls’ season.
Shams Charania: NBA D-League guard Quincy Douby has reached agreement on a deal with Shanghai of the Chinese Basketball Association, source tells RealGM.
After the cut from Pacers’ training camp Darnell Jackson finds a new team. His signing was announced by Shanghai Sharks. Last season Jackson had his first experience in China with Xinjiang Flying Tigers and averaged 18 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.
World Peace recently completed a trip to Beijing and Qingdao, which further fueled his idea of playing in China should he be waived. A league source told ESPNLosAngeles.com that World Peace has explored the option of playing in China through conversations with former NBA players who have made the leap, figuring out if the path blazed by the likes of Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis and Gilbert Arenas would be right for him. “You don’t live twice,” World Peace said. “You’re not 33 twice. You won’t be able to play in China at a good level again. I wouldn’t be able to play in China again averaging, maybe, 40 or more points. That would be fun.”
One day after being waived by the Los Angeles Lakers via the amnesty provision, Metta World Peace said he doesn’t want any NBA team to make a bid to pick him up off waivers. Not his hometown New York Knicks or the Brooklyn Nets. And not the Lakers’ Staples Center cohabitants, the Los Angeles Clippers. “I don’t really want to play for anybody,” World Peace said Friday at the Lakers’ practice facility. “I don’t want to go anywhere. I want to go to China, or coach or play arena football.” World Peace said he has spoken to Yao Ming about joining his former Houston Rockets teammate’s Chinese team, the Shanghai Sharks. He said he’s had conversations with representatives from “a couple other teams” in China, as well.
DJ White said he liked Shanghai and CBA would always be a option of him. If he decides to return to the CBA the next season, Shanghai Sharks will be his first option.
Gilbert Arenas is healthy enough to return to the Shanghai Sharks lineup, according to the team’s official website. He will replace Ryan Forehan-Kelly, who has played the last three games as Arenas’ temporary replacement.
Former Rockets center Yao Ming these days will spend more time at the games of his Shanghai Sharks than at Toyota Center, but his uniform number will likely make its way to the arena rafters. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, speaking after Tuesday’s unveiling of the All-Star ballot, said he expects to retire Yao’s No. 11. “Sometime probably, yes,” Alexander said.
Our reporter telephoned the vice general manager of Shanghai Basketball Chi Zhang. He said, “One million for Arenas? Who said that? There’s still no final confirmation at the present moment. Arenas has already been to two training trials. If we do sign him, it will be for one season.”
Stephon Marbury showed the way by taking a detour around Europe and being the first NBA superstar who signed in Chinese CBA. Gilbert Arenas is ready to follow his footsteps. According to sources near the situation the former superstar of Washington Wizards has a deal with Shanghai Sharks after a week of practicing with them.
According to sources, after a two-day tryout, Shanghai was impressed with the ability that Arenas has shown and the two sides are only minor details away from getting a contract done.