Ticket to China: The players who chose to leave Europe

13/Jul/17 17:51 July 13, 2017

Aris Barkas

13/Jul/17 17:51


Things have started to shift significantly on the world basketball map, with more and more players choosing China as the next station of their career.

Βy Giorgos Orfanakis / info@eurohoops.net

The level of basketball in China doesn’t claim laurels of quality, neither on a national level nor on a club level, but the list of players choosing to leave the NBA or Europe to play in the Asian country is getting longer all the time.

There are several reasons for this. If we had to choose two, then certainly the (very) high earnings, combined with the reduced requirements compared to the EuroLeague, would certainly stand out.

With Sonny Weems, Keith Langford and Erick Green ready to follow, Eurohoops presents the most important cases of players who chose not continue in Europe, despite the fact that they had very good offers in their hands, preferring instead the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association).