Andrew Crawford

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Ding Yanyuhang Went from CBA Second Fiddle to Summer League Darling

The unheralded (here) Yanyuhang has had a transformative year of basketball, starting with a surprise Chinese Basketball Association MVP and ending in chants for NBA Summer League MVP.
Andrew Crawford
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CBA Upstarts Could Poach Stephon Marbury, and Fans, from Beijing Ducks

The Beijing Ducks released their iconic star after last season. Now he could wind up with their runty brother, the crosstown Beijing Beikong Fly Dragons.
Andrew Crawford
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Russ Smith is Lighting Up Chinese Basketball

Since arriving in China, the former Louisville guard has only scored less than 60 points twice.
Andrew Crawford

Why It's Hard for Beijing to Say Goodbye to Stephon Marbury

Marbury had hinted that this season in China might be his last, but now it seems the former NBA All-Star wants to stay. The Beijing Ducks have a difficult decision to make.
Andrew Crawford

Get To Know Zhou Qi And Wang Zhelin, Draft Night's Chinese Mystery (Big) Men

Before Zhou Qi and Wang Zhelin went in the second round of the NBA Draft, it'd been a decade since a Chinese player was drafted. Here's who's breaking that drought.
Andrew Crawford

Can China's "Big Devil" Become the Next Yao Ming?

Zhou Qi has the size and skill to play in the NBA, and a pro track record to back it up. But he'll need to survive China's backwards basketball environment first.
Andrew Crawford

The Chinese Legend of 'Playoff Marbury'

It's amazing enough that Stephon Marbury has gone from NBA pariah to Chinese basketball icon. What's more impressive, at 38, is how Marbury keeps on winning.
Andrew Crawford

Is Andray Blatche Staying in China for Good?

Andray Blatche is not like other basketball players, and followed the well-tread basketball goofball's path to China. Is he about to turn down the NBA to stay there?
Andrew Crawford
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The Improbable Chinese Resurrection of an NBA Draft Bust

Michael Beasley might well be too much of a goofball to make it in the NBA, but his first season abroad showed that he just might be perfect for China.
Andrew Crawford

Concussions, F-Bombs, and G-Money: A Complete History of China’s Infamous Basket-Brawl

In 2010, the Chinese national team and a Brazilian club fought it out in the gym. What really happened? Well, prepare yourself for a story.
Andrew Crawford