Hoop dreams come in all shapes and sizes. And halfway around the world, some dreams are just beginning — the dream of making it back to the NBA. This weekend, the Chinese Basketball Association concludes its regular season as teams gear up for the playoffs. For many Americans playing in China, the dream is humble yet significant – to compete for an NBA roster spot. No matter how you look at it, getting back to the NBA is always a long shot.
Have you ever wondered what became of Delonte West? How about Randolph Morris? Hamed Haddadi? Marcus Williams? They are all part of the growing contingent of former NBA players in the Chinese Basketball Association. The CBA is definitely a league of its own and well worth following for its American star power. Defense is not a priority in the CBA, an offensive-minded league which emphasizes transition and the 3-pointer. It is a great place for undersized guards, tweener forwards and big men not
Brandon Jennings Poor Brandon Jennings. Apart from Nik Pekovic, who should re-sign with the Wolves any day now, he’s by far the best player remaining in free agency, according to Moke Hamilton’s top 20 ranking. There’s plenty of other useful pieces remaining, obviously, but Jennings is the only guy who demanded $12 million, and who, before the new CBA, might have gotten that. But now, it seems like nobody wants him. And while he’s probably not worth