March 13, 2011
Fujian signed Patrick O'Bryant incredibly early on, but were underwhelmed by him, his effort, his unwillingless to play under the basket and his preseason performances, and released him two days before the season began.
January 5, 2011
Patrick O'Bryant - O'Bryant signed in China fairly early on this summer, but was replaced in preseason by Chris Porter after Fujian were disappointed with his play. (Porter himself lasted only 2 games.) O'Bryant has not signed elsewhere since, but for him to make it back into the NBA, he would have to start improving. He has not done this for four years.
December 15, 2010
It is not a surefire thing that any ex-NBA talent can just bowl up and play there. Some, like Chris Hunter, don't want to, declining the big Chinese monies in favour of a tiny D-League one on the presumption and/or gamble that a midseason NBA call-up might be forthcoming. And a good many more tried and failed - players to have tried out for a spot in China this summer include, but are not limited to, Eddie Gill, Patrick O'Bryant, Will Conroy, Ronald Murray, Rashad McCants and Rafer Alston. In recent years, the CBA has become an even more attractive place to play, and thus has been able to become pickier.
July 30, 2010
Patrick O'Bryant - O'Bryant was Rasho's backup last season, and has not done anything in four NBA seasons. In that time he has totalled 186 points, 127 rebounds and 126 fouls. Last year, O'Bryant played only 51 minutes all season for Toronto, and fouled 12 times in that span. O'Bryant really isn't as talentless as his numbers suggest; he can make a few baskets around the rim and is a good shotblocker. But to keep getting contracts,he's going to have to get (and seize) a good opportunity. And to do that, he's going to have to stop fouling.