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CBA Standings
 1. Xinjiang FT 32-6 
 2. Guangdong ST 30-8 
 3. Shanghai S. 30-8 
 4. Guangsha L. 30-8 
 5. Liaoning FL 29-9 
 6. Shenzhen L. 26-12 
 7. Sichuan BW 23-15 
 8. Shandong GS 22-16 
 9. Beijing D. 21-17 
 10. Jiangsu D. 20-18 
 11. Tianjin GL 18-20 
 12. Qingdao E. 16-22 
 13. Shanxi BD 16-22 
 14. Jilin NE T. 14-24 
 15. Fujian S. 12-26 
 16. Zhejiang GB 10-28 
 17. Beikong FD 9-29 
 18. Jiangsu TX MK 8-30 
 19. Guangzhou LL 8-30 
 20. Bayi R. 7-31 
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Last:3/2/2017
NBL Standings
 1. Shaanxi W. 24-2 
 2. Anhui 23-3 
 3. Henan 19-7 
 4. Hebei X. 16-10 
 5. Luoyang 15-11 
 6. Guangxi 15-11 
 7. Hualan 15-11 
 8. Guizhou 15-11 
 9. Beijing 13-13 
 10. Hunan 9-17 
 11. Jiangsu L. 8-18 
 12. Jianghuai 7-19 
 13. Lhasa 2-24 
 14. Nanjin Army 1-25 
Last:8/2/2016
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Points Per Game
 Jimmer FREDETTE
  Shanghai.
  (188-PG-89)
  Avg: 37.6
 1. Fredette, Shanghai.37.6 
 2. McCollum, Beiko.37.5 
 3. Brooks, Jiangsu D.36.2 
 4. Cunningham, Jiangsu.34.0 
 5. Brown, Jilin NE T.33.9 
 6. Franklin, Shanxi BD33.6 
 7. Hudson, Liaoning FL31.7 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT30.7 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.30.5 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.29.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.16.4 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.16.0 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.13.9 
 4. Hickson, Fujian S.13.4 
 5. Sakakini, Tianj.13.3 
 6. Batista, Beikong FD12.8 
 7. Lampe, Shenzhen L.12.6 
 8. Han, Liaoning FL12.3 
 9. Dalembert, Shanxi B.12.1 
 10. Wang, Fujian S.11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi BD
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Franklin, Shanxi BD8.8 
 2. Fortson, Guangsha.8.5 
 3. Jeter, Tianjin GL7.9 
 4. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.6 
 5. Pargo, Shenzhen L.6.6 
 6. Buycks, Fujian S.6.4 
 7. Jones, Qingdao E.6.2 
 8. Warren, Zhejiang.5.8 
 9. Adams, Xinjiang FT5.8 
 10. Marbury, Beiji.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi BD
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Franklin, Shanxi BD3.3 
 2. Sui, Shandong GS2.8 
 3. Brown, Zhejiang GB2.7 
 4. Hudson, Liaoning FL2.6 
 5. Fortson, Guangsha.2.6 
 6. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.4 
 7. Kennedy, Guangzho.2.3 
 8. McCollum, Beiko.2.3 
 9. Blatche, Xinjiang.2.2 
 10. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Yuchen ZOU
  Bayi R.
  (203-F-96)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Zou, Bayi R.2.6 
 2. Zhou, Xinjiang FT2.3 
 3. Haddadi, Sichu.2.0 
 4. Smith, Sichuan BW2.0 
 5. Dalembert, Shanxi B.1.9 
 6. Kirk, Guangzhou LL1.9 
 7. Sun, Beijing D.1.6 
 8. Thomas, Jilin N.1.6 
 9. Lalanne, Zhejiang.1.5 
 10. Benimon, Qingd.1.5 
Player of the Week

 Lester Hudson
  Liaoning H.
  ( 190-SG-85-84 )
  

 Tony Mitchell
  Hebei X.
  ( 198-SF-98-89 )
  

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Malaga's Marcus Williams talks heart surgery, journey to Euroleague stardom - Nov 23, 2012


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Williams
On September 2, 2011, Los Angeles native guard Marcus Williams' basketball career was threatened without warning.

The former UConn stud and first round pick in the 2006 NBA draft was just three days into his new Russian contract when Kazan's physical identified a heart tumor. Williams immediately returned to the United States to undergo surgery, keeping him off the hardwood for over three months.

Williams had just capped a noteworthy season with Russian Enisey, averaging 15.3 points and finishing first in the league in assists with 6.8 per game.

Once receiving his worrying medical results, Williams contemplated the worst and began to reminisce about the highlights of his career, such as winning the 2004 NCAA title, being selected 22nd overall by the New Jersey Nets and playing in the Rookies All-Star Game. He also recalled being chosen to play in the Puerto Rican league's All-Star game, earning both the game's MVP and the Skills Contest awards.

It was on the flight home that Williams told himself "I'm sick of asking 'why' to certain things. I just continue to roll with the punches." He was convinced that it didnt matter where he played basketball, as long as he got one more shot to hoop.

Behind an encouraging 25-game comeback in China, Williams pursued a deal that would resurrect his career. The NBA, by the way, wasn't in the cards.

"There was some NBA talk over the summer. I had some camp invites but I never thought about going because I didn't want to do the NBA thing this year. I wanted to play more than anything," Williams told Eurobasket from his luxury patio overlooking the Mediterranean in Malaga, Spain. "Going to the NBA, I would have maybe been a second guard, for sure a third guard on some team and I know I can play basketball -- doing so at a high level was my ultimate goal," he added.

Throughout his rehab process, Williams gained 20-plus pounds of body fat, increasing his weight to 230 pounds, resembling a somewhat taller, non-muscular version of free agent NBA guard Derek Fisher.

Last summer, Williams was determined to get back into shape and like any other off-season, he played for the "L.A. Unified" squad in Los Angeles' famous pro-am Drew League. In July, he participated in a number of vigorous private workouts for European teams.

"It's funny," Williams recalled while looking back on how he was scouted by Spanish Unicaja Malaga. "Our General Manager told someone from my agency that they were on the lookout for a point guard and that they would stop through L.A. on their way to the NBA Summer League. They came to a few workouts, saw me play, and that was it. They were the first team to approach me," the 26-year-old guard said.

Later that month, Malaga's Croatian coach Jasmin Repesa left Williams with a very detailed to-do list before giving team officials the green light to sign the 6-foot-3 guard to a two-year contract.

" (Repesa) has been on my case before I even signed with Malaga. We spoke on the phone many times and he was strict about wanting me to lose my body fat, lose weight, and get into game shape early," the 211-pound healthy Williams revealed.

"I told him I'm willing to do whatever it takes, and though (Repesa) rarely allows us to get comfortable, (Repesa)'s very open minded and trusts us to make the right plays. I'm glad I was able to step in up."

With seven weeks into the Euroleague season, Williams, a Euroleague rookie, is fully recovered and is playing the best ball of his career. He's averaging 11.1 points shooting 41% from beyond the arc and is ranked third in the competition in made 3-pointers (18), leading his team to the Top 16 round with six consecutive victories. Williams also records 3.3 rebounds and 3.6 dimes in just 21 minutes of action.

Between 2006-2010, Williams collected 5.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 203-NBA games for the New Jersey Nets, Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies.
  



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