Basketball Wiretap

Stephon Marbury Released By Beijing Ducks

Apr 24, 2017 11:47 AM

Stephon Marbury has been released by the Beijing Ducks from the final season of his contract.

Marbury won three titles in six seasons with Beijing. Marbury declined an opportunity to coach with Beijing as he wants to continue playing in China.

Marbury expects to receive interest from rival teams.

Marbury averaged 21.4 points, 5.5 assists and 4 rebounds in 34.6 minutes per game in 36 games.

“We agreed that I would leave this season and the door is always open to coach. They had the option for me to play or coach, and they wanted me to coach. It’s understandable at my age, but my age doesn’t dictate my game. This gives me strong desire to work hard and try my best to come back to help a team win a [championship],” Marbury said.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Tags: Stephon Marbury, Beijing Shougang, International, International Teams

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Kevin Knox Turned Down $1.4M Offer From Team In China

Apr 16, 2017 11:18 PM

Kevin Knox received a $1.4 million offer from a team in the Chinese Basketball Association to play in their league instead of attend college before entering the 2018 NBA Draft.

"I didn't put much stock into the offer," said his father, also named Kevin. "We politely said thanks but no thanks. He's going to college."

Knox is still deciding which college to attend, picking between Duke, Florida State, Kentucky, Missouri and North Carolina.

Knox has recently been on the high school All-Star Game circuit, beginning in Chicago at the McDonald's game, then the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland and in New York City for the Jordan Brand Classic.

Bob Putnam/Tampa Bay Times

Tags: Kevin Knox, Chinese CBA, NCAA, NBA, International, International League

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Tyler Dorsey Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 11, 2017 10:42 AM

Tyler Dorsey has declared for the 2017 NBA draft and will hire an agent, leaving Oregon after two seasons.

Dorsey also declared for the draft in 2016 but didn't hire an agent.

Dorsey reportedly had a lucrative offer last summer from Olympiacos, which could serve as a backup plan if he doesn't make an NBA roster.

Dorsey has dual citizenship and a Greek passport.

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

Tags: Tyler Dorsey, Oregon Ducks, Olympiacos, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations, International Teams

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Jimmer Fredette Turned Down Multiple 10-Day Contract Offers

Apr 10, 2017 1:04 PM

Jimmer Fredette received multiple 10-day contract offers when he finished his season in China.

Fredette instead decided to stay home with his wife and their new daughter.

Shanghai would like to sign Fredette for the 17-18 season though they would likely have to improve on the $1.1 million salary after taxes he made this season. 

Fredette is also on a three-year endorsement deal from a Chinese sneaker company for $345,000 and another $300,000 in bonuses.

Ken Tingley/The Post-Star

Tags: Jimmer Fredette, Shanghai Dongfang, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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Livio Jean-Charles Returns To ASVEL

Mar 29, 2017 3:56 PM

Livio Jean-Charles will return to ASVEL, a French team owned by Tony Parker.

Jean-Charles came to the United States this season but was released by the San Antonio Spurs in training camp.

Jean-Charles spent the season in the D-League with the Austin Spurs, averaging 9.9 points and 5.5 rebounds.

Jeff Garcia/NBC San Antonio

Tags: Livio Jean-Charles, San Antonio Spurs, Austin Spurs, ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne, NBA, D-League, International, D-League Teams, International Teams

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