Zaid Abbas had played for five different CBA teams. All of them made the play-offs in the season the Jordanian was there. To say he has the magic touch would be an understatement and the all-action power forward has become a lucky charm to a team looking to bounce back from a bad season.
This year, the Shanxi Dragons will have Abbas suiting up for them after agreeing a one-year deal. The Dragons, whose existence remains in limbo since the sale of the team to Beijing based businessmen a year ago, will have to hope their new acquisition can improve a threadbare roster that finished with a 10-24 record.
Abbas averaged 16.6 ppg, 12.2 rpg and 2.4 apg with the Tianjin Lions, who made their first CBA play-off appearance last season.