Three Team Bidding War Breaking Out Over Zhang Zhaoxu? (Edited)

Interesting times are afoot in the Shanghai Sharks front office as it stares at the possibility of its starting center Zhang Zhaoxu leaving the team now his contract has expired and the two parties haven’t reached agreement on a new deal. Continue reading “Three Team Bidding War Breaking Out Over Zhang Zhaoxu? (Edited)”

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”

Foshan Long Lions 118 – Shanghai Sharks 112 (OT): Hosts Come Out On Top After All-Action Thriller

It could so easily had been a Sharks victory in regular time. If Gilbert Arenas had polished off the easy lay-up with the score at 100-99. If Arenas hadn’t then fouled Shavlik Randolph despite having no fouls to give and sent him to the free-throw line. If the Sharks hadn’t then allowed the homeside to claim an offense rebound and give themselves a one point lead. If Liu Ziqiu had nailed both of his subsequent trips to the charity strip. Shanghai had their chances, they just didn’t take them. Continue reading “Foshan Long Lions 118 – Shanghai Sharks 112 (OT): Hosts Come Out On Top After All-Action Thriller”

Liaoning Jaguars 110 – Shanghai Sharks 82: Li Xiaoxu Pulls No Punches As Sharks Routed On The Road

Another huge effort from DJ White was still not enough to keep the Sharks even remotely close to their hosts on Tuesday evening. Without Gilbert Arenas or Liu Wei, Shanghai didn’t have any real support for White as a ruthless Liaoning side eased into triple figures without too much trouble. Continue reading “Liaoning Jaguars 110 – Shanghai Sharks 82: Li Xiaoxu Pulls No Punches As Sharks Routed On The Road”

Dongguan Leopards 103 – Shanghai Sharks 98: Haislip’s Magic Proves The Difference In Offensive Slugfest

Despite a number of players turning in solid performances, the Shanghai Sharks once again finished as the losing side, albeit after a memorising game that quickly became a procession of big shots from all ends of the basketball court. Continue reading “Dongguan Leopards 103 – Shanghai Sharks 98: Haislip’s Magic Proves The Difference In Offensive Slugfest”

Jet Chang Hoping To Belatedly Land In Shanghai

The Sharks’ roster is set to be reinforced in the next couple of weeks following the announcement that the former Div II college standout Tseng Hsieng ‘Jet’ Chang will be joining up with the team in the next fortnight or so once the twenty-three year old completes his national service in his native Taiwan. Continue reading “Jet Chang Hoping To Belatedly Land In Shanghai”

Shanghai Sharks 89 – Guangsha Lions 93: Late Show From Lions Critical In Controversial Road Win

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”

CBA Web Chat: McGrady’s One-Man Show, Super Shandong And The Tragic Case Of Congo Cash

With the CBA season now underway, its time to once again acknowledge the good, the bad and the ugly moments of Chinese basketball with Niubball head honcho Jon Pastuzek.  Topics for discussion this time include Qingdao’s widely anticipated poor form, Tianjin’s entirely unexpected winning record and some lengthy talk about the Shanghai Sharks. Continue reading “CBA Web Chat: McGrady’s One-Man Show, Super Shandong And The Tragic Case Of Congo Cash”