March 13, 2011
Bayi have no import players. They never do, for they are the team owned and operated by the Chinese army. But they do have Wang ZhiZhi, who remains one of the best players in his homeland. Thus far this season, Wang is averaging 22.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks per game, the leader amongst domestic players in both of the first two categories. Here's a video of Wang Zhizhi hitting a jumpshot over Renaldo Balkman, then doing the Q-Rich headpunch to an onlooking Quentin Richardson.
August 12, 2010
After the Jones buyout came their renouncements. With the team option on Mario Chalmers exercised, the team promptly renounced everyone other than Dwyane Wade [sic] and Joel Anthony. This meant that 10 free agents from the previous season were renounced; Jermaine O'Neal, Quentin Richardson, Udonis Haslem, Dorell Wright, Yakhouba Diawara, Rafer Alston, Carlos Arroyo, Jamaal Magloire, Shavlik Randolph and Kenny Hasbrouck. Some free agents from previous seasons were also still clogging up cap space; namely, Alonzo Mourning, Steve Smith, John Wallace, Wang Zhi Zhi, Gary Payton, Bimbo Coles, Christian Laettner, and Shandon Anderson. In total, before these renouncements took place, Miami's free agent cap holds amounted to a total of $88,184,132, $24,166,800 alone was for Jermaine O'Neal.
June 2, 2010
- Wang Zhizhi
The player Xue was supposed to become, Wang has been back with the Chinese army team Bayi since leaving the NBA four years ago. He's also the best Chinese player in China. Competition for that award is not too hot, but Wang puts up huge numbers nonetheless, to the tune of 25.8ppg, 10.2 rpg, 1.6apg and 2.1bpg, shooting 47% from the field and 39% from three.
According to Wang's NBA.com profile, he:
[e]njoys listening to pop music and lists Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC among his favorite artists.
March 7, 2010
- Wang Zhizhi: 39.6mpg, 25.6ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.6apg, 1.8fpg, 1.3spg, 2.1bpg, 46% FG, 39% 3PT, 76% FT
Bayi don't have any imports. They didn't have any last year either, and they never will, for this is the team owned, operated and staffed by the Chinese Army. But they do have former NBA player Wang Zhizhi, the best Chinese player in China, and quite possibly the second best Chinese player in the world. Make Yao play on his broken foot, and Wang might even be first, depending on your opinion of Yi. Wang is the only domestic player to rank in the top 10 in scoring, and one of only two to rank in the top 10 in blocks; the other is his teammate, Xu Zhonghao, a 19 year old 7'0 centre averaging 9.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.9 fouls and 2.2 blocks per game. Instantly, along with Li Xiaoxu above, he's one of the best Chinese big man prospects alive.