Though the CBA has finished for another season, it doesn’t mean that all of its players are sitting at home with their feet up. Shanghai had three foreign players this season and all of whom have left China one way or another and now seems the right time to check in on the American trio.
Gilbert Arenas (Free Agent)
Easily the Sharks’ most high profile signing this year, Agent Zero has made it clear he has no intention of returning to the NBA. Though he had a trial with the Lakers before arriving in Shanghai last November, it seems that Arenas is done with American hoops and has stated to several publications in and out of China that he wishes to return to the CBA this coming Autumn and spend the remaining time with his family.
Ryan Forehan-Kelly (Cocodrilos de Caracas)
Having come in for three games to help the Sharks during the prolonged absence of Arenas, RFK left Shanghai after his brief stint and signed in Venezuela. Currently with the Caracas-based Cocodrilos de Caracas, the American is averaging 18ppg as his team sits in second place in the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto de Venezuela with a 19-8 record.
DJ White (Boston Celtics)
Having played every single game for the Sharks this season, White has since returned to the NBA with the Boston Celtics. Initially brought in on a ten-day contract, the former Charlotte Bobcat has recently signed a two-year, $1.2 million contract. Coming off the bench, the forward is averaging 2.1ppg with 1.3rpg.