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”
Injuries to critical Sharks personnel once again derailed a valiant performance from a team that never seemed to give up but simply lacked enough firepower going down the stretch. DJ White’s 30 points and 19 rebounds were the highpoint of the night for Shanghai but once again, the Sharks were left wondering what could have been had the breaks (and injury luck) went their way. Continue reading “Jilin Tigers 104 – Shanghai Sharks 90: Injury Ravaged Sharks Lose Again”
Having had several days rest, the Sharks will be travelling to the far north of the country with the hope of winning only their second road game of the season against a woeful Jilin side that have done little to impress anyone this year. Continue reading “Scouting Report: Jilin Tigers”