Including Yi, the defending champions have eight national team players and a number of national youth team players. Their only American player for now is James Singleton, but the club is contacting Rodney Stuckey and Delonte West, one of whom may come to China, sources told me.
Players who sign with Chinese clubs are not given opt-out clauses should the NBA lockout end, but that hasn’t deterred players like J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin and Wilson Chandler from accepting deals in China this offseason. Stuckey reportedly wasn’t interested in late October when reports first surfaced that he was being pursued, but perhaps things could change now that the lockout looks like it could be a prolonged one. Stuckey also indicated on Twitter that he might go back to school to pursue his degree.
UPDATE: Guandong just signed Aaron Brooks, per Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski, so perhaps that means they are no longer interested in Stuckey.
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