January 2020 International Wiretap

Chinese Basketball Association Postpones All Games Due To Coronavirus

Jan 30, 2020 3:27 PM

The Chinese Basketball Association is indefinitely postponing the playing of their games due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.

There are currently approximately 40 American-born players in the CBA.

The league could be on hiatus until March though it could be canceled outright.

The State Department of the United States is advising citizens to "reconsider travel" to China.

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

Tags: Chinese CBA, NBA, International, International League

Amar'e Stoudemire Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv

Jan 22, 2020 11:48 AM

Amar'e Stoudemire has signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Stoudemire last played in the NBA during the 15-16 season with the Miami Heat.

Stoudemire was previously playing for Fujian in China. Stoudemire has prior experience playing in Israel for Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem. 

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, NBA, International, International Teams

LeMelo Ball Ends His Season In Australia

Jan 16, 2020 4:40 AM

Potential top draft pick LaMelo Ball is reportedly done with the Australian NBL, Olgun Uluc from Fox Sports Australia has tweeted.

Uluc wrote that he received the information directly from Ball's agent, Jermaine Jackson. Jackson has been in Australia with Ball working him out before the stand out guard inured his foot in early December. Initially it was reported that Ball would miss four weeks, and he has been a fixture on the Illawarra Hawk's bench during games wearing a moon boot.

Ball made headlines after recording back to back triple doubles before being injured during practice. His team currently sits bottom of the Australian NBL ladder with a 5-17 record, having already been eliminated from post-season action.

Fox Sports Australia

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Miles Plumlee Signs With Perth Wildcats

Jan 8, 2020 8:43 AM

Miles Plumlee has signed a deal with the Perth Wildcats of Australia for the remainder of the 19-20 season.

“I’m happy to be here. I know this club is in top-standing with their championships and culture. It’s really enticing to come to a great team, and winning makes everything more fun, so I want to come here and win,” said Plumlee.

“I’m going to be high energy, I’m going to play hard, bring athleticism and do whatever I can to win - defensive presence, especially inside, rebounding, blocking shots and finishing.

“I think I’m a good fit for this team.”

Plumlee played 18 games for the Atlanta Hawks last season, averaging 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.

RealGM Staff Report

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LaMelo Ball Still In Walking Boot, Remains Out Indefinitely

Jan 3, 2020 10:50 PM

LaMelo Ball is still in a walking boot and remains out indefinitely, league sources told Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

Ball, who suffered a bone bruise in practice in early December, has been instructed to not put any weight on his foot for another two weeks. 

Ball is ESPN's No.1 prospect for 2020. 

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

Tags: LaMelo Ball, International, International Injury

R.J. Hampton Cleared To Return From Hip Injury

Jan 3, 2020 11:47 AM

R.J. Hampton has been medically cleared for full contact with the New Zealand Breakers after recovering from a hip injury.

Hampton has been out since early December.

Hampton is currently No. 7 on ESPN's big board for the 2020 NBA draft.

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

Tags: R.J. Hampton, New Zealand, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Teams