Ding Yanyuhang Rumors
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed guard-forward Ding Yanyuhang (pronounced yin-you-hong). Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ding (6-7, 205) has spent the last seven seasons playing professionally for China’s Shandong Golden Stars. In 45 games for Shandong in 2017-18, he averaged 26.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game en route to winning his second consecutive Chinese Basketball Association Domestic MVP award.
Nets Daily: Nets Summer League roster just decimated: Ding Yanyuhang and Juan Pablo Vaulet were hurt and had to go home without playing a minute. Nets couldn’t resolve buyout talks in time for Rodions Kurucs (or Dzanan Musa) to play. And Caris LeVert didn’t play.
Mike Fisher: Exclusive: Sources tell me @DallasMavs plan to sign Chinese star Ding Yanyuhang for camp – maybe more. BREAKING story coming to http://DallasBasketball.com
It’s possible that the Mavericks will sign reigning Chinese League MVP Ding Yanyuhang to a guaranteed deal. The team has been intrigued with the potential of the 23-year-old swingman. However, other teams in China and other leagues are also interested in the 6-7 Ding, who showed strong ballhandling and shooting skills at the Las Vegas summer league.