With the CBA set to start on Sunday, November 1st, CBA teams are gearing up for another season of wall-to-wall basketball. Having dealt with the bottom half of the league last week, now its time to look at the teams who will be expected to compete for play-off sports and ultimately vie for the title itself.
With the Chinese Basketball Association starting on November 1st, basketball in the country is starting to slowly come back to life. By now teams have filled their rosters with free agents from both inside and outside of China and its now probably the best time to assess the quality of each of the twenty teams in the newly expanded league. This of course being China, fortunes can change very quickly for some organizations depending on the overseas players they brought in (or didn’t) and which local players managed to improve over the summer break. In the first of two segments, its time to look at the bottom half of the league based on the information that’s been available for much of the last couple of months. Continue reading “Shark Fin Hoops CBA Preseason Power Rankings: 11 – 20”
Having fallen to the Lions in Hangzhou, the Sharks are back on the bus and headed to Jiangsu province where they can look forward to facing a tricky Dragons, who whilst not boasting a winning record, have a strong overall roster and several canny players. Continue reading “Scouting Report: Jiangsu Dragons”
The Jiangsu Dragons narrowly came out on top in a gritty clash that saw a variety of bizarre incidents including the Sharks mascot being pushed off the court by a match official as it attempted to distract Jiangsu’s Garret Siler from taking a free throw. Continue reading “Shanghai Sharks 92 – Jiangsu Dragons 106: Business Is Business As Harris, Siler Dismantle Shanghai”
Another local rival is coming to town on Tuesday. This time its the Jiangsu Dragons, who are in the process of recovering from their worst season in history in 2011/12 when they finished bottom of the table with a 9-23 record. Continue reading “Scouting Report: Jiangsu Dragons (2-4)”