March 13, 2011
DongGuan had almost made it this far without any import turnover, a testament to both their production and the team's success. After a disappointing 11th place finish last year and some bad luck with imports, this season has been far better, while national forward and one time Sacramento King Zhang Kai has been a good third wheel (14.4 ppg, 9.0 rpg). The obvious question, however, is why DongGuan did not replace Vroman with another big man instead. In the five games Vroman has missed, the team are 3-2, the two losses coming to the two teams now ahead of them.
March 7, 2010
- Zhang Kai: 35.4mpg, 16.6ppg, 10.8rpg, 2.0apg, 3.0fpg, 1.4spg, 0.9bpg, 59% FG, 20% 3PT, 71% FT
Kai is one of the best Chinese players alive, and signed a training camp contract with the Kings in 2008. That may seem unlikely, and it was definitely forgettable, but it really happened.