February 2020 International Wiretap

Chasson Randle's Attempts To Sign 10-Day NBA Contract Blocked By Chinese Team

Feb 26, 2020 11:53 AM

Chasson Randle has twice tried to sign 10-day contracts with NBA teams, but he has been unable to obtain his FIBA letter of clearance from the Tianjin Gold Lions.

Chasson returned to the United States on January 26th after the Chinese Basketball Association suspended play due to the coronavirus outbreak.

"His payments are currently behind with no date provided of when he will receive salary owed," agent Darrell Comer told ESPN. "He has been offered opportunities to sign 10-day contracts with NBA teams, but Tianjin has denied his FIBA clearance despite the fact that the 10-day contracts will expire before all rumored dates if the China season will resume.

"Chasson is not only being prevented from making income, but also from furthering his career as a NBA player. We are speaking to bring awareness to this unfair issue for Chasson, but also for the other talented players who are back from China and may experience similar issues soon."

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

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Basketball Africa League Announces 12 Teams For Inaugural Season

Feb 15, 2020 6:29 PM

The Basketball Africa League officially announced the 12 teams that will compete in its inaugural season.

The teams include: Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers (Algeria), Petro de Luanda (Angola), Forces Armées et Police (Cameroon), Zamalek (Egypt), Gendarmerie Nationale Basketball Club (Madagascar), AS Police (Mali), AS Salé (Morocco), Ferroviàrio de Maputo (Mozambique), Rivers Hoopers BC (Nigeria), Patriots BC (Rwanda), AS Douanes (Senegal) and Union Sportive Monastirienne (Tunisia).

The season tips off in Dakar on March 13th.

Nike and Jordan Brand are set to supply the uniforms for the season.

"I think it's really important because there's a lot of special talent that the world doesn't know about. If you look at the guys in the league who have been able to make it, there's probably somebody better than me or has the potential to be better than me in the future. So I think it's a great initiative," said Joel Embiid of the new league. 


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Chinese Basketball Association To Resume Play On April 1st

Feb 13, 2020 12:03 AM

The Chinese Basketball Association will resume games on April 1st, sources told Sportando.

The league indefinitely postponed games on January 30th due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.

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


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