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Denzel Bowles Close To Signing With Jilin Of China

Sep 20, 2014 5:06 PM

Free agent center Denzel Bowles is closing on an agreement with Jilin of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told RealGM.

Bowles worked out for Detroit this week, and the 6-foot-10 big man received a training camp invitation from the Pistons.

Bowles played for Jilin last season and had a workout for the Charlotte Bobcats upon his return. He averaged five points and 4.2 rebounds in the NBA Summer League in July with the Denver Nuggets.

Bowles, 25, split his college basketball at Texas A&M and James Madison, averaging 17.6 points and 8.8 rebounds as a senior in the CAA conference.

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Josh Akognon Signs With Foshan Of China

Sep 18, 2014 12:35 PM

Free agent guard Josh Akognon has signed a contract with Foshan of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.

Akognon had discussed training camp deals with NBA teams, but the Cal State Fullerton alum to return to China for a second consecutive season. He averaged 28 points and five assists for Qingdao in 2013-14.

Akognon, a 5-foot-11 sharpshooter, played three regular season games for the Dallas Mavericks in 2013. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies and later released.

Jilin of the CBA also signed ex-UTEP point guard Randy Culpepper, a source told RealGM. Culpepper averaged 26 points in Russia last season and is a former MVP in Europe.

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Randy Culpepper Signs With Jilin

Sep 18, 2014 12:34 PM

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

Culpepper played collegiately at UTEP.

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