Jiangsu Dragons 94 – Shanghai Sharks 95: Arenas’ Snatches Victory For Sharks

Thanks to a clutch floater, Gilbert Arenas defied his critics and brought home a huge victory for the Sharks against local rivals, the Jiangsu Dragons. With four seconds on the clock, Arenas’ shot was good for the win and the Sharks can now move on to their next game with at least some pride restored after their blow-out loss to Guangsha on Friday. Continue reading “Jiangsu Dragons 94 – Shanghai Sharks 95: Arenas’ Snatches Victory For Sharks”

Scouting Report: Jiangsu Dragons

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”

Shanghai Sharks 92 – Jiangsu Dragons 106: Business Is Business As Harris, Siler Dismantle Shanghai

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”

Unmissable: The Eight Sharks Home Games You Need To See This Season

The CBA fixture list has indeed landed and the Sharks 2012/13 schedule is right here and waiting for you.  However, as we wait for the season to really swing into gear, it’s probably worth looking over the games that will be played at the Yuanshen Arena and recommending eight good ones to mark down in your calendar. Continue reading “Unmissable: The Eight Sharks Home Games You Need To See This Season”

Mike Harris Cut By Timberwolves; China Bound?

Mike Harris is a man looking for a job having been waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves within the last twenty-four hours. The American, who had previously turned out in the NBA for the Washington Wizards and the Houston Rockets, was among the last batch of cuts by the Timberwolves as the organisation looked to get their fifteen man roster finalized in time for the start of the upcoming season.

Having had a good showing for the T-Wolves during the NBA Summer League and then into the preseason, the 2009 D-League MVP might wish to stay around the league for a few weeks and see if another NBA team gives him a call to suit up for them instead.

However, it’s also possible that Harris might want to come back to China and pick up a regular pay cheque for a few months and if so, there will be a number of teams waiting to talk to the experienced CBA veteran. Last season, Harris averaged 23.3ppg and 12.2 rpg and also led the Sharks team in almost every meaningful stat during  the 2010/11 campaign as well.

A Sina Sports columnist recently argued that Harris would be ideal for a Jiangsu Dragons team that is looking to rebuild after the worst season in its history whilst the forward’s selfless hustle on both sides of the court would be ideal for the Guangdong Tigers’ style of play. With a month still to go before the opening round of games, logic would suggust that Mike Harris will once again be playing some basketball at the Yuanshen- but for the first time in three years, he will not be doing it in a Sharks uniform.

Web Chat VI: Olympic Roster, Managerial Changes And A Chinese Swansong For A.I.?

Its been a LONG offseason and whilst its been great watching Nicolas Anelka and the growing masses of European soccer players currently turning out in the Chinese Super League, there’s always time for some CBA chit-chat. Niubball’s Jon Pastuzek, just back in Beijing following a long holiday in the U.S., is the man stepping in to talk about the Chinese national team,  Shaanxi locking down Marcus Williams and Charles Gaines for another two years and the possibility of seeing Allen Iverson playing in the CBA Continue reading “Web Chat VI: Olympic Roster, Managerial Changes And A Chinese Swansong For A.I.?”