August 21, 2010
- Sun Yue - Yue spent last year playing for the Beijing Aoshen Olympians, the team with whom he played before he was drafted. The Olympians spent the year playing a series of exhibition games, before playing in both the ABA and the WCBL. Have you ever heard of an NBA prospect who was able to develop his NBA flaws while playing in the semi-professional WCBL?
July 14, 2010
6'9 point guard. Great!
Everything else? Not great. Sun can't shoot, is an open door defensively, is not fast enough for an NBA point guard, is very weak, turns it over way too much and can't play off the ball.
Still, you can't teach height.
June 2, 2010
- Sun Yue
You would probably have expected Sun Yue to have gone back to China once he left the NBA. Chinese players only ever really play in two places - China and America - and if Yue was in the NBA or the D-League, you would surely have known about it.
However, it turns out that neither of those things were true. Not quite. Instead of the NBA, CBA or D-League, Sun took his NBA paychecks and his championship ring back to the place he started from before he was drafted; the ABA. Yue rejoined the Beijing Aoshen Olympians, the former CBA (Chinese) team that had joined the American ABA after being kicked out of the CBA back in 2004. Maybe Sun felt he owed them something, for he was the reason they were kicked out - Beijing (hereafter, Aoshen) were suspended from the CBA for not releasing Sun to go and play for the Under-20 national team. Aoshen were initially going to rejoin the CBA after a year long suspension, but when the time came, they changed their minds about returning and hooked on with the American minor league instead. (The team that replaced them in the CBA, the Yunnan Bulls, are now defunct. The CBA ran with only 17 teams last year. There is a place available for an Aoshen return. In theory, at least.)
Aoshen no longer play in the ABA full time, which makes them like most other ABA teams, most of whom are lucky to see off the first month. Last year they played in the WCBL, a spring-time league, and while they don't seem to be in the WCBL any more, they've spent the year playing exhibitions around the world. Statistics are unavailable, but here are some highlights of him playing against a Danish team, Bakken, prefixed by an insufferable advert.
March 7, 2010
(By the way, Sun Yue is not in the CBA. Instead, he's back with the Beijing Olympians, the ABA team he was with before he was drafted. They've moved to join the WCBL, which is a spring time league, and have been playing in a series of exhibitions before the WCBL's season begins. From the NBA Champion Lakers to the WCBL. It does not often happen this way.)