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Delonte West Released By Shanghai Sharks

Delonte West has been released by the Shanghai Sharks after just four games.

West signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Sharks worth nearly $500,000 that could have reached $1 million with incentives.

"Honestly, we did not expect such a drop in performance," coach Ma Yuenan told reporters.

West averaged 23.7 points and 5.6 rebounds for Fujian Xunxing last season and had marks of 12.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists this season.

Via ESPN

Jeremy Tyler To Sign In China After Being Waived By Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers will waive Jeremy Tyler to allow him to sign a deal in China.

Tyler spent last season with the New York Knicks and in the D-League.

Tyler was traded to the Sacramento Kings in the offseason and subsequently waived.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Daniel Orton Agrees To Sign With Shanxi

Daniel Orton has reached agreement with Shanxi of China on a $1 million-plus deal, a source tells RealGM.

Orton was released on Thursday by the Washington Wizards.

Orton played parts of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers and Maine Red Claws of the D-League.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Michael Beasley To Sign With Shanghai Sharks

Michael Beasley has agreed upon a deal with the Shanghai Sharks of China.

Beasley was previously on a camp deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Shanghai Making Strong Push To Sign Aron Baynes

The Shanghai Sharks are making a strong push to sign Aron Baynes.

Baynes is currently a restricted free agent of the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs would retain Baynes' restricted free agent rights if he signs abroad.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Randy Culpepper Signs With Jilin

Randy Culpepper has signed with Julin of the Chinese Basketball Assocation, a source tells RealGM.

Culpepper played collegiately at UTEP.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Gustavo Ayon Receives Formal Offer From Spurs

Gustavo Ayon has received a formal offer from the San Antonio Spurs, sources tell RealGM.

Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association has also presented a formal offer to Ayon, sources confirm to RealGM.

Ayon has previously received offers in Europe, though the language of the contract concerning an NBA out held up an agreement being reached.

Ayon is now deciding between three formal offers.

Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Emmanuel Mudiay Signs Endorsement Deal With Under Armour

Under Armour Basketball has signed Emmanuel Mudiay to an endorsement deal.

Mudiay is set to travel to China this month to begin preparing for his debut professional season in the Chinese Basketball Association. Many draft experts project Mudiay to be a top five NBA Draft pick in 2015 because of his combination of size, speed and natural feel for the game.

"With Emmanuel joining our roster, Under Armour Basketball has added one of the game's best young players to our team," said Matt Mirchin, EVP, Global Marketing, Under Armour. "For such a young player, Emmanuel has a complete game, is a leader and plays with a toughness that stands out the moment you see him step on the court. When you combine that with his commitment to training and his positive attitude, he has the potential to be a special player for a long time. We're proud to now be a part of his journey."  
 
Born in Congo, Mudiay began playing basketball in middle school in the Dallas area. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Gustavo Ayon Being Pursued By Shandong

Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association is making a strong push for Gustavo Ayon, a source tells RealGM.

Ayon had reached a deal with Real Madrd, but his buyout clause had become an issue.

Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks and had an impressive World Cup.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Toney Douglas To Sign In China

Toney Douglas will sign in China, according to a source.

Douglas was most recently with the Miami Heat.

Via David Pick/Eurobasket.com

Chinese CBA Archives

World Peace Changes Name To Panda Friend

Metta World Peace is chaning his name to "Panda Friend" in honor of his decision to sign in the Chinese Basketball Association.

Sebastian Telfair Hopes China Experience Helps His Return To NBA

Sebastian Telfair turned down a two-year, $7 million deal in China for a $1.3 million veteran's minimum deal with the Thunder.

World Peace Close To Deal In China

Metta World Peace is nearing agreement to sign with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Emmanuel Mudiay Agrees To One-Year, $1.2M Deal In China

Emmanuel Mudiay has agreed upon a $1.2 million deal with Guangdong.

Emmanuel Mudiay Considering Playing Overseas

Emmanuel Mudiay committed to SMU, but he may not be academically eligible to play his freshman season.

Morris, Marbury Lead Beijing To 2nd CBA Title In Three Seasons

Randolph Morris was named MVP by averaging 23 points and 12 rebounds in the series.

Clippers Interested In Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown cannot sign an NBA deal until his team in China is eliminated from the playoffs.

Ivan Johnson Receiving Interest From Several NBA Teams

Ivan Johnson has received interest from multiple NBA teams once he finishes his season in the Chinese Basketball Association.

Shannon Brown Discussing Deal With Teams In China

Shannon Brown continues to discuss a deal with NBA teams, but has become increasingly engaged with offers from China.
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