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CBA Standings
 1 Guangdong ST 42-4 
 2 Liaoning FL 38-8 
 3 Shenzhen L. 34-12 
 4 Xinjiang FT 33-13 
 5 Guangsha L. 31-15 
 6 Beijing Ducks 30-16 
 7 Shandong GS 26-20 
 8 Fujian S. 26-20 
 9 Jilin NE T. 24-22 
 10 Shanghai S. 24-22 
 11 Guangzhou LL 24-22 
 12 Zhejiang Ch. 23-23 
 13 Jiangsu D. 23-23 
 14 Shanxi Z. 17-29 
 15 Qingdao E. 13-33 
 16 Tianjin GL 12-34 
 17 Bayi R. 12-34 
 18 Sichuan BW 11-35 
 19 Nanjing TX MK 11-35 
 20 Beijing Dragons 8-38 
Full Standings
Last:3/14/2019
NBL Standings
 1. Shaanxi X. 25-3 
 2. Anhui 23-5 
 3. Hunan 23-5 
 4. Guangxi 20-8 
 5. Guizhou 18-10 
 6. Wuhan 16-12 
 7. Henan 15-13 
 8. Hebei X. 15-13 
 9. Chongqing 12-16 
 10. Fujian 12-16 
 11. Lhasa 11-17 
 12. Luoyang 11-17 
 13. Beijing 4-24 
 14. Hefei 3-25 
 15. Jiangsu 2-26 
Last:9/8/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Beijing
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 39.8
 1. P.Jackson Beijing39.8 
 2. D.Adams Xinjiang36.6 
 3. J.Young Na36.1 
 4. J.Fredette Shanghai35.5 
 5. K.Fogg Guangzhou LL34.4 
 6. M.Denmon Zhejiang33.5 
 7. T.Rochestie Tianj33.5 
 8. J.Gibson Qingdao E.33.1 
 9. J.Franklin Sichu32.3 
 10. S.Muhammad Shanxi Z29.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dakari JOHNSON
  Qingd
  (213-C/F-95)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. D.Johnson Qingd14.9 
 2. J.Thompson Sichu14.8 
 3. D.Motiejunas Shandong14.0 
 4. Z.Wang Fujian S.13.8 
 5. C.Aldrich Tianj13.8 
 6. T.Robinson Beijing13.6 
 7. M.Lampe Jilin N13.3 
 8. J.Stokes Xinjiang12.0 
 9. S.Muhammad Shanxi Z11.2 
 10. A.Blatche Tianj11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Courtney FORTSON
  Guangsha
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 11
 1. C.Fortson Guangsha11.0 
 2. P.Jackson Beijing9.3 
 3. T.Rochestie Tianj9.1 
 4. T.Lawson Shandong8.7 
 5. D.Adams Xinjiang8.3 
 6. D.Jones Jilin N8.0 
 7. J.Franklin Sichu7.9 
 8. K.Fogg Guangzhou LL7.6 
 9. A.Jackson Beijing7.5 
 10. E.Jeter Fujian S.7.3 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon PAUL
  Zhejiang Ch.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. B.Paul Zhejiang Ch.2.8 
 2. D.Adams Xinjiang2.7 
 3. J.Fredette Shanghai2.5 
 4. J.Franklin Sichu2.4 
 5. C.Fortson Guangsha2.4 
 6. P.Jackson Beijing2.3 
 7. M.Delaney Guangdon2.3 
 8. D.Buycks Shenzhen2.2 
 9. K.Fogg Guangzhou LL2.1 
 10. L.Hudson Liaoning2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Zhang MAX
  Shanghai S.
  (--)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Z.Max Shanghai S.2.6 
 2. J.Hamilton Beijing2.3 
 3. I.Austin Nanjing2.1 
 4. Q.Wu Jiangsu D.1.9 
 5. J.Franklin Sichu1.8 
 6. D.Johnson Qingd1.8 
 7. A.Blatche Tianj1.8 
 8. Z.Xu Bayi R.1.7 
 9. H.Haddadi Xinjiang1.6 
 10. Z.Wang Fujian S.1.4 
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Five Asian Basketball Players That Nearly Made the Grade in the NBA - Mar 26, 2019


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With teams signing international players to their rosters, the NBA is now going global. Curiously, the NBA roster only has one Asian player (Yuta Watanabe) - two if you count Jeremy Lin. Watanabe is playing for the Memphis Grizzlies as the final 4 betting March madness at mad betting continues. Let's take a look at other Asians who almost made it in the NBA.

Ma Jian

At one time, Ma Jian was the best basketball player in Asia. The 220-pound Chinese swingman could score from incredible distances, and he was hell-bent on making it to the big stage. Ma took his act to the United States, playing for a Division 1 school in the NCAA, the University of Utah.
A prototypical 6'7 swingman, Ma Jian eventually got drafted by the LA Clippers in 1995's NBA draft but was cut. That was the closest Ma could get to the NBA.

Johnny Abarrientos

At 5'7, Johnny Abarrientos would hardly strike you as a potential player for the NBA. However, the Philippines player was among the best point guard in Asia at his prime. Simply put, the Flying A knew his way with the ball.
In his prime years, Joe Bettencourt (the Charlotte Hornets consultant) made several trips to take a close look at this diminutive playmaker in the Philippines. Plans were already in place to sign Abarrientos for a 10-day contract, but Bettencourt suddenly stopped pursuing him.

Satnam Singh Bhamara

Hailed for putting India on the global basketball map, Satnam Singh first came into the spotlight as the wide-eyed big man. The Indian was largely unimpressive, but he worked on his game and slowly became one of the best.
After six years of hard work on the pitch, Bhamara was drafted 52nd in the 2015 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Bhamara saw the action in the summer league, though he couldn't make it in the NBA roster.

Arsalam Kazemi

Arsalam Kazemi is 6-8 Iranian forward who played for Rice and then Oregon in the NCAA Division 1 basketball. The small forward ended his college career nearly hitting double points and double rebounds.
In the NBA 2013 draft, Kazemi got drafted 54th by Washington Wizards but traded for the Philadelphia 76ers. He played a few games in the Summer league, but like Bhamara, he failed to crack the regular season with the 76ers.

Larry Tieu

Larry Tieu is among the few Vietnamese players to make it big in basketball. The 6'3 combo guard played in the NCAA Division II and got the interest of the LA Lakers though nothing came from it.

Conclusion

With Asians like Hamed Haddadi, Yao Ming and Zhou Qi having cracked the NBA roster, it wouldn't be a surprise to see others follow suit. Watanabe is already knocking on the NBA door, with others like Rui Hachimura expected to be next in line. As such, you can expect to see more Asians in the NBA league soon.   



Xinjiang Joins Guangdong in 2018-19 CBA Finals - 7 days ago
Xinjiang punched their ticket to the CBA finals, in a rematch of the 2016-17 Finals in which they swept Guangdong 4-0 to claim the clubs first CBA Championship. Xinjiang completed their dominance of Liaoning in the semi-finals 4-1, while Guangdong has remained relatively untested, sweeping crosstown rivals Shenzen 4-0. This should be a matchup of two of the best Chinese players in the league, in perennial CBA MVP and former NBA lottery pick Yi Jianlian, and up and coming global star fr...   [read more]

Jianlian Yi
CBA Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Guangdong become finalists - 8 days ago
Guangdong ST - Shenzhen L. 135-117 Guangdong stormed past Shenzhen to sweep the semifinal series. Guandong Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 86 of its points in the paint compared to Leopards' 62. They outrebounded Leopards 57-25 including a 22-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by the former international Jianlian Yi (212-87) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds (on 16-of-21 shooting from the field) and Am...   [read more]

Jianlian Yi
CBA Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Guangdong and Liaoning post victories - 10 days ago
Guangdong ST - Shenzhen L. 111-106 Guangdong outgunned Shenzhen to take 3-0 lead in the series. Guandong Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to Leopards' 54. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for the former international Jianlian Yi (212-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. American swingman MarShon Brooks (196-...   [read more]


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