In the second of a four-part CBA preview, we break down two teams that are making bold free agency decisions (the Jilin Tigers and Jiangsu Dragons), one all-time great team that needs to improve in the postseason (Guangdong Tigers), another play-off team that will probably keep punching above its weight (Guangsha Lions) and a Foshan Long Lions roster that simply needs to prove something to itself. Part one can be read here. Continue reading “Breaking Down The 2015/16 CBA Season: Part Two”
Five games in, four wins on the board and life is looking remarkably rosy for the Shanghai Sharks, who now sit in fourth place in the standings after surviving a nervy third quarter to eventually overcome the Qingdao Eagles. Continue reading “Shanghai Sharks 108 – Qingdao Eagles 104: Sharks Hold Out Against Feisty Hosts”
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”
Can the Sharks make it a three game winning streak? If Gilbert Arenas, Liu Wei and DJ White stay in such excellent form, it just might happen but the Lions are no pushovers, especially at home in Hangzhou. Continue reading “Scouting Report: Guangsha Lions (12-12)”
The Shanghai Sharks narrowly came up short in a gritty street fight that saw both teams go hard at one another but ultimately was decided by a critical fourth quarter in which Guangsha outscored the hosts by ten points amid some questionable refereeing calls. Continue reading “Shanghai Sharks 89 – Guangsha Lions 93: Late Show From Lions Critical In Controversial Road Win”
The visit of the Guangsha Lions is next on the calendar for the Sharks and with it comes the appearance of two of the CBA’s premier overseas players. Indeed, regardless of who wins, Sunday’s game at the Yuanshen will be well worth the price of admission for the star power alone. Continue reading “Scouting Report: Guangsha Lions”
Its been a VERY long off-season in Shanghai since game five of the CBA playoffs against Shanxi but that obviously doesn’t mean that the Sharks’ former overseas players are sitting around twiddling their thumbs. Indeed, former Sharks forward, Mike Harris, has just finished his stint with Puerto Rican outfit Athletico San German and will now be leaving the island with some decent numbers on his CV.