The Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association wanted to sign Delonte West this season, according to Marc Stein. But West’s legal problems likely make signing in China impossible.
“Can’t even get that over seas money,” he tweeted in August. “Judge said it’s a no go on leaving the country.”
The Boston Celtics might have dodged a bullet here, as long as West re-signs with the team in free agency. The Chinese Basketball Association does not allow NBA opt-out clauses in its contracts, so West would have had to sign with the Sharks for the entire season.
The Sharks have now turned their attentions to Sebastian Telfair. Insert your Telfair joke of choice here.