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  1. Iverson playing exhibition in China against Marbury’s team

    Oct 3, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    iverson-turkey

    Heck, I’d pay to see this. Maybe more than the Heat/Clippers exhibition games that tip off in China in just more than a week. Allen Iverson and Jason Williams are going to play in an exhibition game in Beijing against Stephon Marbury and his team, the Beijing Ducks. Other guys playing on the NBA alumni…

  2. Report: Gilbert Arenas considering playing in China

    Sep 28, 2012, 12:26 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    Gilbert Arenas wants another shot in the NBA. He’s working out at the Lakers facilities. His agent is calling GMs all over the place. Arenas is telling gas station managers his plans and that’s somehow becoming a rumor. The truth — there are no calls for him. Teams are not interested. They weigh the off-court…

  3. Video: Chinese All-Star Game provides worst hoops sequence ever

    Feb 22, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

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    Things you will not see on Aaron Brooks’ and Stephon Marbury’s tapes to NBA teams include… Yes, those two are on the floor for this horrific sequence from the Chinese Basketball Association All-Star Game. If you wondered how J.R. Smith could drop 60 in that league, well, remember this clip is from the very best…

  4. China trying to block Kenyon Martin’s return to NBA

    Feb 3, 2012, 10:14 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets - Game Three

    China does not like to have its power usurped. Here’s a long story shortened: NBA free agent Kenyon Martin signed in China during the lockout, a deal that said he would stay there that league’s entire season (mid-February to mid-March depending on playoffs). Except he didn’t, he left mid-season unhappy with the situation. His contract…

  5. Lakers, Clippers, Heat among teams in Kenyon Martin chase

    Feb 1, 2012, 10:08 AM EDT

    Kenyon Martin

    In a few weeks, the Chinese Basketball Association season will come to an end and a few quality free agents — Kenyon Martin, Wilson Chandler and J.R. Smith — will alter the balance of power in the NBA. Martin (who left his team and is stateside but cannot sign until the season ends over there)…

  6. Kenyon Martin is out, but don’t expect exodus from China

    Dec 22, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    CBA 11/12 First Round: Guangdong Hongyuan v Zhejiang Chouzhou

    Kenyon Martin has been the trail blazer, showing the path out of China back to the NBA. But the path isn’t that appealing — you can’t sign to play anywhere else until the Chinese season ends, which is mid-February at the earliest and the playoffs go until late March. And you stop getting paid. So…

  7. Kenyon Martin agrees to buyout from Chinese team

    Dec 21, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

    Kenyon Martin

    Kenyon Martin has found his way out of China back to the NBA — but he can’t sign with an NBA team until his Chinese team’s season is over. Which could be March (at the earliest late February). The question is will J.R. Smith and Wilson Chandler follow suit? Those three — all free agents…

  8. Report: Chinese team considers releasing Kenyon Martin

    Dec 19, 2011, 8:07 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets - Game Four

    Turnover in the Chinese Basketball Association is common — especially with American players — but it hasn’t been that way with the NBA players inked to play there during the NBA lockout. At least not yet. That could be changing, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports. The Xinjiang Flying Tigers in China are giving strong consideration to…

  9. NBA to allow teams to help pay to get player out of China

    Dec 8, 2011, 9:14 AM EDT

    CBA 11/12 First Round: Guangdong Hongyuan v Zhejiang Chouzhou

    J.R. Smith and Wilson Chandler are still in China. In fact, Smith dropped 46 points the other night (via nba247365.com). Which on the surface is what they should have expected — from the start the proud Chinese Basketball Association said it was not going to allow teams to rent NBA players during the lockout. The…

  10. Monday morning one liners: Coming, going from Europe

    Nov 28, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

    CBA 11/12 First Round: Guangdong Hongyuan v Zhejiang Chouzhou

    With the end of the NBA lockout, NBA players are exiting Europe and heading back to the good ol’ US of A for an NBA season. What players are on the move are the highlights of our morning one liners. If you read one thing today, make it this very thoughtful look at where the…

  11. How Stephon Marbury saved J.R. Smith’s job in China

    Nov 23, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

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    This is one of the most amazing stories of the entire lockout. We’ve talked about how in the wake of an injury in his first game, and how J.R. Smith left the team to seek treatment, his Chinese squad (the Zhejiang Golden Bulls) had just about enough of him. Smith has been Smith — late…

  12. J.R. Smith faces culture clash in China where team is first

    Nov 23, 2011, 9:58 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    While we Americans preach that “there is no I in team” and say we want to see teams function as a unit, we are still a nation that allows the individual a lot of freedom. We give the individual a lot freedom. The Chinese culture is much more focused on fitting into a group dynamic…

  13. J.R. Smith’s demands have Chinese team frustrated

    Nov 22, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT

    CBA 11/12 First Round: Guangdong Hongyuan v Zhejiang Chouzhou

    Somewhere, George Karl is just nodding along silently. Not his problem anymore. J.R. Smith was back on the floor with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, the team he inked a $3 million deal to play for through the full season into next March. But he is getting much more than just that salary, there are a…

  14. J.R. Smith’s knee injury not serious (he played on Tuesday)

    Nov 22, 2011, 8:02 AM EDT

    CBA 11/12 First Round: Guangdong Hongyuan v Zhejiang Chouzhou

    It looked bad. Any time you can’t walk off the court and they take you directly to the hospital it’s scary. Doing so in a foreign country — in this case China — adds to the tension. But it turns out J.R. Smith’s knee injury is not that bad. In fact, he played in the…

  15. J.R. Smith clashes with Chinese team about knee injury

    Nov 21, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

    CBA 11/12 First Round: Guangdong Hongyuan v Zhejiang Chouzhou

    It took all of one game for J.R. Smith to clash with the management of his new team. Should have seen that one coming. We still don’t know the severity of a knee injury suffered by Smith in the fourth quarter of his first game in China, but it sure didn’t look good. The disagreement…

  16. J.R. Smith suffers potentially major knee injury in China

    Nov 20, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT

    Nuggets guard Smith celebrates a three-point shot in their NBA basketball game against the Timberwolves in Denver

    This is the nightmare scenario, for both teams and players. Nuggets swingman J.R. Smith has apparently suffered a knee injury in his first game for his Chinese team, Zhejiang. It was a non-contact injury as he cut into the lane. We do not yet know the extent of the injury (you can watch the video…

  17. Report: Tyson Chandler looking at playing in China

    Nov 20, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    Tyson Chandler of the Dallas Mavericks c

    Tyson Chandler has every reason to want to push for an NBA season, more than most. He’s an unrestricted free agent whenever the offseason actually begins, and this is his last major contract. He’s coming off being the deciding factor in the NBA Finals (outside of Dirk’s brilliance or LeBron’s, ahem, struggles), and is a…

  18. Chandler, Smith could be released from China when lockout ends

    Oct 31, 2011, 10:12 AM EDT

    Nuggets guard Smith celebrates a three-point shot in their NBA basketball game against the Timberwolves in Denver

    What the Chinese government — which is what really runs the Chinese Basketball Association — did not want was teams to rent an NBA player during the lockout. So they only allowed their teams to sign NBA free agents and no opt-out clause for when the lockout ended. But even as seemingly half the Denver…

  19. J.R. Smith learning the good, bad of playing in China

    Oct 27, 2011, 8:26 AM EDT

    Nuggets guard Smith celebrates a three-point shot in their NBA basketball game against the Timberwolves in Denver

    The Chinese Basketball Association has an insanely high turnover rate for Western players who sign on. The basketball is different, but more so it’s the radical culture change that players struggle with, things like the food. J.R. Smith is getting some of that, but he’s adjusting. A fascinating post over at Sheridanhoops.com breaks down the…

  20. Rodney Stuckey could play in China, add to NBA’s mid-season free agent mayhem

    Oct 26, 2011, 1:53 PM EDT

    Rodney Stuckey Chris Bosh

    Only a handful of NBA players have officially signed to play in China during the NBA lockout, but another may not be too far behind. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com (via Yahoo’s Scoop du Jour blog), Rodney Stuckey is being courted by the Guangdong Southern Tigers, and unlike many other NBA players, actually has…

  21. Yi Jianlian signs deal to play in China during lockout

    Oct 10, 2011, 10:07 AM EDT

    Jianlian

    Yi Jianlian, the second best player to come to the NBA out of China and who played last season for the Washington Wizards, is headed home. Yi has signed a deal to play in China during the lockout. That in and of itself is not a shock — he’s a star over there and had…

  22. Report: Tracy McGrady not signing to play in China

    Oct 4, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    Tracy McGrady is still far more popular in China than his game warrants — he was the star playing beside Yao Ming for years in Houston and will always be remembered that way in China. So it’s not shocking to see rumors of him signing in China popping up now and again. But it’s not…

  23. Wilson Chandler talks about playing in China

    Sep 26, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

    Wilson Chandler, Kobe Bryant

    The adjustments for NBA players heading to China are massive. The language, the food, the culture is all radically different. China has a high turnover rate among players for a reason. But Nuggets free agent Wilson Chandler is enjoying it, he tells the Boston Globe. Part of that is because he has an American coach…

  24. NBA players don’t realize what awaits them in China

    Sep 22, 2011, 1:17 PM EDT

    marbury_china

    Hey, locked out NBA players. How would you feel about playing in a league where the players have no power, practices go on for five or six hours on off days, there are bus rides that would make a minor league baseball player wince, and forget about post-game food spreads, or even a good college…

  25. It’s official, J.R. Smith signs to play in China next season

    Sep 14, 2011, 12:18 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    What is the Chinese word for “gunner?” That word might now be J.R. Smith. The talented, athletic Denver swingman who never saw a shot he didn’t like has signed to play in China for next season, according to reports out of China via Nuibball.com as well as Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. He will be the…

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