A Painful Five Months In Shanghai: Reviewing The Sharks 2012/13 CBA Season

Few teams have suffered such a violently reversal of fortunes in the last twelves months than the Shanghai Sharks. This time last year, the team had made the postseason despite being widely regarded as a bottom five team. Moreover, the Sharks did this on the back of the best defense in the CBA (have been ranked the worst in 2010/11) and a canny utilization of the triangle offense that helped bring many of Shanghai’s unheralded Chinese players into games. Continue reading “A Painful Five Months In Shanghai: Reviewing The Sharks 2012/13 CBA Season”

A[renas] to Z[hang Zhaoxu]: Shanghai Sharks 2012/13 Player Grades

The Chinese Basketball Association schedule is done and dusted for another season as far as the Shanghai Sharks are concerned. Nine months of quiet now beckon but not before grades are dished out on a disappointing but eventful 10-22 campaign. Continue reading “A[renas] to Z[hang Zhaoxu]: Shanghai Sharks 2012/13 Player Grades”

Shanghai Sharks 72 – Guangdong Tigers 97: Yi Jianlian Crushes Shanghai As Tigers’ Winning Streak Goes On

Five years after his last visit to the Yuanshen, Yi Jianlian made up for lost time by scoring 26 points and hauling in 12 boards as the Guangdong Tigers routed their hosts in ruthless fashion. The seven-footer was an offensive force for most of his time on the court and made a powerful statement to any teams watching him back in the NBA. Continue reading “Shanghai Sharks 72 – Guangdong Tigers 97: Yi Jianlian Crushes Shanghai As Tigers’ Winning Streak Goes On”

Guangsha Lions 112 – Shanghai Sharks 86: Ramos Crushes Sharks

The Shanghai Sharks, once again missing Liu Wei and Gilbert Arenas, were mercilessly routed by a confident home team who knew they were going to win the second they could get both their overseas players on the court together.  PJ Ramos scored 29 points in the rout as Shanghai were blown away in humiliating fashion. Continue reading “Guangsha Lions 112 – Shanghai Sharks 86: Ramos Crushes Sharks”

Scouting Report: Liaoning Jaguars (9-6)

Having fallen to the Jilin Tigers, Shanghai are now due a visit to Benxi to take on the formidable Liaoning Jaguars. The hosts, loaded as they are with good local players, will probably be one of the Sharks’ most difficult road games this season. Moreover, with Gilbert Arenas and Liu Wei still in either the US or Shanghai recovering from injuries, things are going to be even tougher.  Continue reading “Scouting Report: Liaoning Jaguars (9-6)”

Shanghai Sharks 84 – Bayi Rockets 78: Ge Yong Leads The Way In Morale Boosting Victory

Shanghai overcame the odds to beat the Bayi Rockets in a game that started on a low note with the announcement that both Liu Wei and Gilbert Arenas were out with injuries, only to end in victory thanks to a thrilling performance from Ge Yang. Continue reading “Shanghai Sharks 84 – Bayi Rockets 78: Ge Yong Leads The Way In Morale Boosting Victory”