There’s nothing like NBA basketball, but if you want to get your hoops fix somehow, there are some pro competitions underway around the world with a bunch of players you will recognize.
These are today’s contests in Israel, China and New Zealand.
8:00 pm: Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Hapoel Tel Aviv (Fubo Sports Network)
Players of NBA interest: Draft prospects Deni Avdija and Yam Madar, six-time All-Star Amare Stoudemire, former Hawk Othello Hunter, potential free agent targets Scottie Wilbekin and Yovel Zoosman
4:00 am: Jiangsu Dragons vs. Sichuan Blue Whales (Youku)
Players of NBA interest: Former Bull Antonio Blakeney
7:35 am: Guangzhou Loong Lions vs. Beijing Ducks (Youku)
Players of NBA interest: Former Timberwolf Marcus Georges-Hunt, former Knick Jeremy Lin, former Warrior Ekpe Udoh
8:00 am: Zhejiang Golden Bulls vs. Shanxi Loongs (Youku)
1:30 am: Nelson Giants vs. Canterbury Rams (ESPN3)
Players of NBA interest: New Zealand national team player Reuben Te Rangi
3:30 am: Otago Nuggets vs. Franklin Bulls (ESPN3)
Players of NBA interest: Fomer Washington center Sam Timmins, New Zealand national team players Jarrod Kenny and Jordan Ngatai