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| collapse = no}}The Chinese Basketball Association ({{zh|s=中国男子篮球职业联赛|t=中國男子籃球職業聯賽|p=Zhōngguó Nánzǐ Lánqiú Zhíyè Liánsài}}), often abbreviated as CBA, is the first-tier professional men's basketball league in China. It is widely regarded as the preeminent professional men's basketball league in Asia.The league is commonly known by fans as the CBA, and this acronym is even used in Chinese on a regular basis. The CBA should not be confused with the National Basketball League (NBL), which is a professional minor league. There is also a Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA).A few Chinese players who competed in the CBA in the early stages of their careers — including Wang Zhizhi, Mengke Bateer, Yao Ming, Yi Jianlian, Sun Yue, and Zhou Qi — have also played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Others such as Xue Yuyang and Wang Zhelin were chosen in the draft, but have not played in the NBA. Only a limited number of foreign players are allowed on each CBA team. Notable imports include former NBA All-Stars Stephon Marbury, Tracy McGrady, Gilbert Arenas, Steve Francis, and Metta World Peace — as well as several NBA veterans who would become CBA All-Stars — Michael Beasley, Aaron Brooks, Jimmer Fredette, Al Harrington, Lester Hudson, Kenyon Martin, Randolph Morris, Shavlik Randolph, and J. R. Smith.

Background

The CBA began play in the 1995–96 season. The league should not be confused with the Chinese Basketball Association (organisation), which was founded in June 1956weblink and represents the country in matters involving the sport's governing body, FIBA. Basketball in China is currently regulated by the Chinese Basketball Management Center.Other Chinese basketball leagues include the National Basketball League (NBL), the Chinese University Basketball Association (CUBA), and the Chinese High School Basketball League (CHBL).WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2005-04-09, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060503172216weblink">weblink 2006-05-03, At one time there was a league called the Chinese New Basketball Alliance (CNBA),WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2010-03-13, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120318101608weblink">weblink 2012-03-18, zh, one of whose most prominent teams was the Beijing Sea Lions, but this venture lasted for just one winter (1996–97).{{zh icon}}.The first non-Chinese player to compete in the CBA was Mihail Savinkov of Uzbekistan, who joined the Zhejiang Squirrels in the league's inaugural 1995–96 campaign.{{zh icon}}. During the 1996–97 season, James Hodges became one of the first Americans to play in the CBA, and his signing by the Liaoning Hunters helped pave the way for many more imports from the United States to follow in the ensuing years.Some other notable foreign pioneers included John Spencer, who joined the Jiangsu Dragons later in the 1996–97 campaign, and David Vanterpool, who inked a deal with the Jilin Northeast Tigers the following winter, and helped the team move up to the CBA in time for the 1998–99 season. The CBA's first international coach was American Robert Hoggard, who led the Sichuan Pandas for the last eight games of the 1997–98 campaign.{{zh icon}}.

Team names

For a full list of teams, see (:Category:Chinese Basketball Association teams).The full name of each team usually consists of three parts, in the following order:
  1. A geographic designation (except in the case of Bayi, which technically translates into English as "August First," the day China's People's Liberation Army was founded). All others are province-level designations (either a province or a Chinese municipality).
  2. A corporate sponsor name. This sponsor may change from year to year, and sometimes even in mid-season.
  3. A nickname, such as the name of an animal.
The presence of corporate sponsor names can occasionally lead to confusion about what name to use in English because many variants may be seen. Team names are usually abbreviated (in Chinese or English), so that either the corporate sponsor name or the nickname is used interchangeably (rarely both). In addition, team nicknames can sometimes be translated into English in more than one way, and corporate sponsors tend to change frequently over time.Nickname changes are rare, but occasionally happen, such as when the Shandong team switched from Flaming Bulls (1995) to Lions (2003) to Gold Lions (2004) to Golden Stars (2014). Other examples include the Liaoning team dumping Hunters (1995) for Dinosaurs (2008) and then Flying Leopards (2011) -- as well as the Foshan team's evolving attempts to "Anglicize" its nickname—by going from Kylins (2001) to Dralions to Long-LionsIn previous years, the title of the league itself was available for corporate naming sponsorship. In 1999–2000 and 2000–2001 it was known as the Hilton League, in 2001–2002 and 2002–2003 it was the Motorola League, and in 2003–2004 it was sponsored by China Unicom. These corporate league titles were not always used in the news media, however, and this sponsorship practice was discontinued at the start of the 2004–2005 seasonweblink

Current clubs

While teams are listed by division here, the CBA does not use these designations for regular season purposes anymore, as each squad now plays each other once at home and once on the road (plus eight additional games within each of the four rotating "strength of schedule" sub-groupings). Divisions are used for the league's annual All-Star Game, however, and are shown here for the sake of convenience.{{Location map+|China|height=600|width=600|float=left|caption=Location of the CBA teams|places={{Location map~|China|label={{small|Beijing Ducks}}|position=leftlat_min=54lat_dir=Nlon_min=23lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Beijing Royal Fighters}}|position=rightlat_min=54lat_dir=Nlon_min=23lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Jilin}}|position=rightlat_min=54lat_dir=Nlon_min=12lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Liaoning}}|position=rightlat_min=18lat_dir=Nlon_min=46lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Qingdao}}|position=rightlat_min=04lat_dir=Nlon_min=23lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Shandong}}|position=bottomlat_min=40lat_dir=Nlon_min=59lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Shanxi}}|position=rightlat_min=52lat_dir=Nlon_min=33lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Sichuan}}|position=leftlat_min=39lat_dir=Nlon_min=03lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Tianjin}}|position=downlat_min=08lat_dir=Nlon_min=11lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Xinjiang}}|position=rightlat_min=49lat_dir=Nlon_min=36lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Bayi}}|position=right|mark=yellow pog.svglat_min=48lat_dir=Nlon_min=35lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Fujian}}|position=right|mark=yellow pog.svglat_min=49lat_dir=Nlon_min=34lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Guangdong}}|position=top|mark=yellow pog.svglat_min=2lat_dir=Nlon_min=43lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Guangzhou}}|position=left|mark=yellow pog.svglat_min=8lat_dir=Nlon_min=16lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Nanjing}}|position=left|mark=yellow pog.svglat_min=03lat_dir=Nlon_min=46lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Jiangsu}}|position=top|mark=yellow pog.svglat_min=48lat_dir=Nlon_min=58lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Shanghai}}|position=right|mark=yellow pog.svglat_min=12lat_dir=Nlon_min=30lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Shenzhen}}|position=right|mark=yellow pog.svglat_min=56lat_dir=Nlon_min=56lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Guangsha}}|position=left|mark=yellow pog.svglat_min=32lat_dir=Nlon_min=06lon_dir=E}}{{Location map~|China|label={{small|Zhejiang}}|position=left|mark=yellow pog.svglat_min=15lat_dir=Nlon_min=10lon_dir=E}}}}{| class="wikitable" style="width:100%; text-align:left"! style="background:white; width:20%" | Team! style="background:white; width:15%" | City/Region! style="background:white; width:15%" | Arena! style="background:white; width:20%" | Head Coach! style=background:crimson colspan=4 | Northern Division| Beijing Royal Fighters| BeijingOlympic Sports Center Gymnasium_(Beijing)>Beijing Olympic Sports Center GymnasiumCHN}} Zhang Degui {{FlagiconCYP}} Dragan Raca (General Supervisor)| Beijing Ducks| Beijing| Wukesong ArenaGRE}} Yannis Christopoulos {{Flagicon|China}} Min Lulei (General Coach)Chinese international basketball player Liu Xiaoyu joins the Beijing Ducks on a "low-salary" contract| Jilin Northeast Tigers| Changchun, Jilin Jilin City, Jilin| Changchun Gymnasium Jilin City ArenaCHN}} Wang Han| Liaoning Flying Leopards| Shenyang, Liaoning| Liaoning GymnasiumCHN}} Guo Shiqiang {{Flagicon|ESP}} Joaquín Ruiz Lorente (Technical Consultant)| Qingdao Eagles| Qingdao, Shandong| Guoxin GymnasiumCHN}} Fan Bin| Shandong Heroes| Jinan, Shandong| Shandong ArenaCHN}} Wu Qinglong| Shanxi Loongs| Taiyuan, Shanxi| Shanxi Sports Center Gymnasium Riverside Sports ArenaCHN}} Wang Fei| Sichuan Blue Whales| Chengdu, Sichuan| Sichuan Provincial GymnasiumCHN}} Ying Kui| Tianjin Pioneers| Tianjin| Dongli Gymnasium Tianjin Arena SRB}} Anton "Toni" Vujanic| Xinjiang Flying Tigers| Ürümqi, Xinjiang| Hongshan ArenaCHN}} Adiljan Jun {{Flagicon>USA}}/{{Flagicon|AUS}} Brian Goorjian (Technical Consultant)! style=background:goldenrod colspan=4 | Southern Division| Bayi Rockets| Nanchang, Jiangxi| Nanchang International Sports Center GymnasiumCHN}} Wang Zhizhi| Fujian SturgeonsJinjiang, Fujian>Jinjiang, Quanzhou, Fujian| Zuchang GymnasiumCHN}} Zhu Shilong| Guangdong Southern Tigers| Dongguan, Guangdong | Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports CentreCHN}} Du Feng| Guangzhou Loong Lions| Guangzhou, Guangdong| Tianhe GymnasiumESP}} Juan Antonio Orenga| Jiangsu Dragons| Suzhou, Jiangsu Changzhou, Jiangsu| Suzhou Industrial Park Sports Center Suzhou Sports Center Gymnasium Changzhou Olympic Sports Center GymnasiumSLO}} Memi Bečirovič| Nanjing Monkey Kings| Nanjing, Jiangsu| Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports ParkLIT}} Gintaras Krapikas| Shanghai Sharks| Shanghai| Yuanshen Sports Centre StadiumCHN}} Li Qiuping| Shenzhen Aviators| Shenzhen, Guangdong | Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre CHN}} Wang Jianjun| Zhejiang Golden Bulls| Hangzhou, Zhejiang Yiwu, Zhejiang| Binjiang Gymnasium Yiwu Meihu Sports Centre CHN}} Liu Weiwei {{Flagicon|CHN}} Jiang Xingquan (Technical Consultant)Zhejiang Lions>Zhejiang Guangsha Lions| Zhuji, Zhejiang| Zhuji Sports Centre Gymnasium Hangzhou GymnasiumCHN}} Li Chunjiang

Timeline

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CBA Championship Series

{{see|CBA Finals Most Valuable Player}}In 2005, the league unveiled the Mou Zuoyun Cup ({{zh|s=牟作云杯}}), which was awarded for the first time to the winning team in the CBA Finals. Mou Zuoyun (1913–2007) was a member of the Chinese men's national basketball team which competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics, and he later served as a coach and a pioneer in building Chinese basketball.WEB,weblink Octogenarian Desires to See Beijing Olympics in lifetime, 2001-07-15, People's Daily, 2019-08-31, {| class="wikitable"! Season || Champions || Result || Runners-up || Finals MVP || Notes1995-96 Chinese Basketball Association season>1995–96 Bayi Rockets 2–0 Guangdong Southern Tigers Home/Away format used for 2 seasons1996-97 Chinese Basketball Association season>1996–97 Bayi Rockets 2–0 Liaoning Flying Leopards >|1997-98 Chinese Basketball Association season>1997–98 Bayi Rockets 3–0 Liaoning Hunters Best-of-Five series used for 8 seasons1998-99 Chinese Basketball Association season>1998–99 Bayi Rockets 3–0 Liaoning Hunters 1999-2000 Chinese Basketball Association season>1999–00 Bayi Rockets 3–0 Shanghai Sharks Wang Zhizhi (Bayi) 2000-01 Chinese Basketball Association season>2000–01 Bayi Rockets 3–1 Shanghai Sharks Yao Ming (Shanghai) 2001-02 Chinese Basketball Association season>2001–02 Shanghai Sharks 3–1 Bayi Rockets Liu Yudong (Bayi) 2002-03 Chinese Basketball Association season>2002–03 Bayi Rockets 3–1 Guangdong Southern Tigers Liu Yudong (Bayi) 2003-04 Chinese Basketball Association season>2003–04 Guangdong Southern Tigers 3–1 Bayi Rockets Du Feng (Guangdong) 2004-05 Chinese Basketball Association season>2004–05 Guangdong Southern Tigers 3–2 Jiangsu Dragons Zhu Fangyu (Guangdong) 2005-06 Chinese Basketball Association season>2005–06 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–1 Bayi Rockets Yi Jianlian (Guangdong) Best-of-Seven series used since 2005–062006-07 Chinese Basketball Association season>2006–07 Bayi Rockets 4–1 Guangdong Southern Tigers Wang Zhizhi (Bayi) 2007-08 Chinese Basketball Association season>2007–08 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–1 Liaoning Hunters Zhu Fangyu (Guangdong) 2008-09 Chinese Basketball Association season>2008–09 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–1 Xinjiang Flying Tigers Zhu Fangyu (Guangdong) 2009–10 Chinese Basketball Association season>2009–10 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–1 Xinjiang Flying Tigers Zhu Fangyu (Guangdong) 2010–11 Chinese Basketball Association season>2010–11 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–2 Xinjiang Flying Tigers Wang Shipeng (Guangdong) 2011–12 Chinese Basketball Association season>2011–12 Beijing Ducks 4–1 Guangdong Southern Tigers Lee Hsueh-lin (Beijing) 2012–13 Chinese Basketball Association season>2012–13 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–0 Shandong Golden Stars >| 2013–14 Chinese Basketball Association season>2013–14 Beijing Ducks 4–2 Xinjiang Flying Tigers Randolph Morris (Beijing) 2014-15 Chinese Basketball Association season>2014–15 Beijing Ducks 4–2 Liaoning Flying Leopards Stephon Marbury (Beijing) 2015–16 Chinese Basketball Association season>2015–16 Sichuan Blue Whales 4–1 Liaoning Flying Leopards Hamed Haddadi (Sichuan) 2016–17 Chinese Basketball Association season>2016–17 Xinjiang Flying Tigers 4–0 Guangdong Southern Tigers Darius Adams (Xinjiang)2017-18 Chinese Basketball Association season>2017–18 Liaoning Flying Leopards 4–0 Zhejiang Lions >Lester Hudson (Liaoning) >| 2018–19 Chinese Basketball Association season>2018–19 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–0 Xinjiang Flying Tigers Yi Jianlian (Guangdong)

CBA Finals appearances

This is a list of teams which have advanced to the CBA Finals and the overall win-loss records they have compiled in the Championship Series.{| class="wikitable"!Num.!!Team!!W!!L!!Pct.!!Notes14align="center"Guangdong Southern Tigers>9align="center".643align="center"|Played in every Finals from 2002–03 to 2012–1311align="center"Bayi Rockets>8align="center".727align="center"|Played in every Finals from 1995–96 to 2003–043align="center"Beijing Ducks>3align="center"1.0007align="center"Liaoning Flying Leopards>1align="center".1436align="center"Xinjiang Flying Tigers>1align="center".1673align="center"Shanghai Sharks>1align="center".3331align="center"Sichuan Blue Whales>1align="center"1.0001align="center"Jiangsu Dragons>0align="center".0001align="center"Shandong Golden Stars>0align="center".0001align="center"Zhejiang Lions>Zhejiang Guangsha Lionsalign="center"1align="center"|

Awards

The CBA Most Valuable Player award is presented to the league's best player in a given CBA season. Since the 2012–13 campaign, two awards have been handed out each year, Domestic MVP and International MVP. At the conclusion of each season, the CBA Finals MVP award is bestowed upon the most outstanding player in that year's championship series.Each campaign's scoring leader is also recognized on an annual basis and the league maintains a list of single game, single season, and career record holders in various statistical categories. Furthermore, a CBA All-Star Game MVP award is given to the player deemed to have the most impactful performance in the league's annual mid-season exhibition contest.

Scoring leaders

The CBA's highest single season scoring average, depending on how many games are required to be recognized as a statistical qualifier, is either 43.1 points per game by Jordan Crawford, who played in 26 of Tianjin's 38 games (68.4%) in 2015–16, or 42.0 points per game by Jonathan Gibson, who played in 36 of Qingdao's 38 games (94.7%) in 2015–16.

Records

This is a list of individual records separated into two categories — career records and single game records. Records last updated and confirmed on March 13, 2019, the final day of the 2018–19 CBA regular season.

Single game records

{| class="wikitable"!Record!!Num.!!Player!!Team!!Game!!Date82>USA}} Errick McCollumZhejiang Golden BullsZhejiang Golden Bulls 119–129 Guangdong Southern Tigers2015 January 30Goshen College Graduate Errick McCollum Scores 82 Points38>DMA}} Garth JosephFoshan Long-Lions>|2002 March 20CBA Asks Overseas Players To Wear Blindfolds (satire)28>CHN}} Li Qun (basketball)>Guangdong Southern Tigers>|2000 February 2Stealsrowspan=313>CHN}} (:zh:鞠维松Shandong Golden Stars>Shandong Flaming BullsShandong Flaming Bulls 84–70 Vanguard / Police1995–96 SeasonCHN}} Zhang YongjunGuangdong Southern TigersBayi Rockets 109–81 Guangdong Southern Tigers1996–97 SeasonCHN}} Hu XuefengJiangsu DragonsJiangsu Dragons 135–108 Jilin Northeast Tigers2004 December 1Blocksrowspan=313>CHN}} Yao MingShanghai SharksJilin Northeast Tigers 126–118 Shanghai Sharks2001 February 11How Much Do You Know About Yao Ming's CBA 7 Top Highlights (in Chinese)CIV}} Herve LamizanaTianjin Ronggang>|2010 February 10Tianjin Replaces David Harrison With Hervé LamizanaUSA}} Sean Williams (basketball, born 1986)>Fujian Sturgeons>|2010 February 26Ex-Net Sean Williams Tied The CBA Record Of 13 Blocks In One Game67>IRI}} Samad Nikkhah BahramiFujian SturgeonsFujian Sturgeons 178–177 (5OT) Zhejiang Golden Bulls2014 February 9Unofficial Box Score From Longest Game In CBA History15>USA}} Leon RodgersJilin Northeast TigersJilin Northeast Tigers 124–110 Shanxi Brave Dragons2009 March 11World Records: Most Three-Pointers Made In One Game10>USA}} James Hodges (basketball)>Liaoning Flying Leopards>Liaoning HuntersLiaoning Hunters 95–85 Shandong Flaming Bulls1998–99 Season25>USA}} Errick McCollumZhejiang Golden BullsZhejiang Golden Bulls 119–129 Guangdong Southern Tigers2015 January 30Errick McCollum Scores CBA Record 82 Points

Career records

{| class="wikitable"!Record!!Num.!!Player!!Team(s)!!Seasons11,165>CHN}} Zhu FangyuGuangdong Southern Tigers1999–2000 to 2016–2017Zhu Fangyu "Rain" Retired Left Too Hard To Exceed The Data CBA Area Has Never Been The First (in Chinese)Bye Legend Zhu Fangyu "Rain" Takes Away An Era Guangdong Towards Reconstruction (in Chinese)5,032+>CHN}} Yi Jianlian (active)Guangdong Southern Tigers2002–2003 to 2006–2007 / 2011–2012 to present2,595>CHN}} Hu XuefengJiangsu Dragons1999–2000 to 2016–20171,762>CHN}} Hu XuefengJiangsu Dragons1999–2000 to 2016–2017852>CHN}} Wang ZhizhiBayi Rockets1995–1996 to 2000–2001 / 2006–2007 to 2014–201513,962+>USA}} Lester Hudson (active)Guangdong Southern TigersQingdao EaglesShenzhen LeopardsXinjiang Flying TigersLiaoning Flying Leopards>|2010–2011 to presentHudson's 2010–11 minutes estimated at 1,073 (37 per game which is slightly below his average for the next couple of seasons). As of 2019, the CBA's all-time leader in minutes is Hu Xuefeng or Liu Wei, but the league didn't record minutes before 2011.1,637+>USA}} Lester Hudson (active)Guangdong Southern TigersQingdao EaglesShenzhen LeopardsXinjiang Flying TigersLiaoning Flying Leopards>|2010–2011 to present498>USA}} Jason DixonGuangdong Southern Tigers1998–1999 to 2000–2001 / 2002–2003 to 2008–2009Record for dunks is probably outdated but CBA statistics for this category haven't been easily accessible in recent years.2,508+>CHN}} Yi Jianlian (active)Guangdong Southern Tigers2002–2003 to 2006–2007 / 2011–2012 to present1,607>CHN}} Tang ZhengdongJiangsu DragonsXinjiang Flying TigersGuangzhou Long-LionsNanjing Monkey King>Tongxi/Nanjing Monkey King>|1999–2000 to 2007–2008 / 2009–10 to 2017–181,584>CHN}} Hu XuefengJiangsu Dragons1999–2000 to 2016–2017698>CHN}} Zhu FangyuGuangdong Southern Tigers1999–2000 to 2016–2017Basketball Association For Zhu Fangyu "Rain" Sends Blessings: Remembering The Contributions And Wishing Smooth Sailing (in Chinese)

Notable players

Listed below are some of the most accomplished Chinese players who have competed in the CBA. Time spent with teams in lower leagues before they joined the CBA, or after they left the CBA, cannot be counted as CBA seasons. Notes will be made of such service below a player's CBA information.

Domestic players from the CBA who are known for crossing over to the NBA {| class"wikitable"

!Name!CBA Team (Years)!NBA Team (Years)!Drafted!{{flagicon|CHN}} Mengke Bateer|Beijing Ducks (1997–2002, 2005–2006) Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2007–2013)|Denver Nuggets (2002) San Antonio Spurs (2002–2003) Toronto Raptors (2003–2004)1999 NBA draft>1999 NBA Draft!{{flagicon|CHN}} Sun Yue|Beijing Olympians (2002–2004) Beijing Ducks (2013–2017) Also played for post-CBA Beijing Olympians in 2004–2008 & 2009–2013|Los Angeles Lakers (2008–2009)2007 NBA draft>2007 / Round 2 / 40th overall pick Selected by Los Angeles Lakers!{{flagicon|CHN}} Wang Zhizhi|Bayi Rockets (1995–2001 & 2006–2015)|Dallas Mavericks (2001–2002) Los Angeles Clippers (2002–2003) Miami Heat (2003–2005)1999 NBA draft>1999 / Round 2 / 36th overall pick Selected by Dallas Mavericks!{{flagicon|CHN}} Yao Ming|Shanghai Sharks (1997–2002)|Houston Rockets (2002–2011)2002 NBA draft>2002 / Round 1 / 1st overall pick Selected by Houston Rockets!{{flagicon|CHN}} Yi Jianlian|Guangdong Southern Tigers (2002–2007, 2011, 2012–present)Milwaukee Bucks (2007–2008) Brooklyn Nets>New Jersey Nets (2008–2010) Washington Wizards (2010–2011) Dallas Mavericks (2012)2007 NBA draft>2007 / Round 1 / 6th overall pick Selected by Milwaukee Bucks!{{flagicon|CHN}} Zhou Qi|Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2014–2017)|Houston Rockets (2017–2018)2016 NBA draft>2016 / Round 2 / 46th overall pick Selected by Houston Rockets

Domestic players from the CBA who were drafted but have not played in the NBA {| class"wikitable"

!Name!CBA Team (Years)!Drafted!{{flagicon|CHN}} Wang Zhelin|Fujian Sturgeons (2012–present)2016 NBA draft>2016 / Round 2 / 57th overall pick Selected by Memphis Grizzlies!{{flagicon|CHN}} Xue YuyangJilin Northeast Tigers (2001–2002) Hong Kong Flying Dragons (2002–2003) Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2003–2010) Zhejiang Lions>Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (2010–2011) Qingdao Eagles (2011–2014)2003 NBA draft>2003 / Round 2 / 57th overall pick Selected by Dallas Mavericks

Domestic players from the CBA who have only played in NBA pre-season games {| class"wikitable"

!Name!CBA Team (Years)!NBA Team (Pre-season)!{{flagicon|CHN}} Ding YanyuhangShandong Golden Stars>Shandong Gold Lions/Golden Stars (2011–2018)Dallas Mavericks (2018–19 Dallas Mavericks season>2018–2019)!{{flagicon|CHN}} Liu Wei|Shanghai Sharks (1997–2014, 2018–2019) Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2014–2016) Sichuan Blue Whales (2016–2018)Sacramento Kings (2004–05 Sacramento Kings season>2004–2005)

Domestic players from the CBA who have participated in the NBA Summer League {| class"wikitable"

!Name!CBA Team (Years)!NBA Team (Summer League)!{{flagicon|CHN}} Abdusalam Abdurixit|Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2015–present)Golden State Warriors (2018 NBA Summer League>2018)!{{flagicon|CHN}} Ding YanyuhangShandong Golden Stars>Shandong Gold Lions/Golden Stars (2011–2018)Dallas Mavericks (2017 NBA Summer League>2017)!{{flagicon|CHN}} He TianjuLiaoning Flying Leopards>Liaoning Dinosaurs/Flying Leopards (2010–present)New Orleans Pelicans (2015 NBA Summer League>2015)Note: The Red Squad of the Chinese National Team toured the USA and played several NBA Summer League teams during the 2018 NBA Summer League season.

Domestic players from the CBA who are known for league or national team exploits

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  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Du Feng ~ Guangdong Southern Tigers 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Gong Xiaobin ~ Shandong Flaming Bulls 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Guo Ailun ~ Liaoning Dinosaurs/Flying Leopards 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Guo Shiqiang ~ Liaoning Hunters 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Han Dejun ~ Liaoning Hunters/Dinosaurs/Flying Leopards 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Hu Weidong ~ Jiangsu Dragons 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Hu Xuefeng ~ Jiangsu Dragons 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Li Gen ~ Shanghai Sharks 2008–09, 2009–10, Qingdao Eagles 2010–11, 2011–12, Beijing Ducks 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, Xinjiang Flying Tigers 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Li Nan ~ Bayi Rockets 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Li Xiaoxu ~ Liaoning Hunters/Dinosaurs/Flying Leopards 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Liu Yudong ~ Bayi Rockets 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, Fujian Xunxing 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Shang Ping ~ Beijing Ducks 2009–10, Shanxi Brave Dragons 2010–11, 2011–12, Qingdao Eagles 2012–13, Tianjin Gold Lions 2014–15, 2015–16
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Sun Jun ~ Jilin Northeast Tigers 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Sun Mingming ~ Beijing Ducks 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Tang Zhengdong ~ Jiangsu Dragons 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, Xinjiang Flying Tigers 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, Foshan Long-Lions 2015–16, Tongxi/Nanjing Monkey Kings 2016–17, 2017–18
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Wang Shipeng ~ Guangdong Southern Tigers 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Zhai Xiaochuan ~ Beijing Ducks 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Zhang Qingpeng ~ Liaoning Hunters/Dinosaurs 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, Xinjiang Flying Tigers 2010–11, Liaoning Flying Leopards 2011–12, Xinjiang Flying Tigers 2012–13, 2013–14, Beijing Ducks 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, Qingdao Eagles 2017–18, 2018–19
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Zhao Tailong ~ Fujian Xunxing/Sturgeons 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Zhou Peng ~ Guangdong Southern Tigers 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • {{flagicon|CHN}} Zhu Fangyu ~ Guangdong Southern Tigers 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17

Foreign imports

Listed below are some of the most accomplished foreign imports who have competed in the CBA. Players must appear in at least one game for the team to receive credit for a season. Someone who signs a contract but never steps on the court does not count.

Non-Chinese players who spent 5 or more seasons in the CBA

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Non-Chinese players who spent 2 to 4 seasons in the CBA

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Non-Chinese players for whom 2018–19 is their 1st season in the CBA

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Other Non-Chinese players who spent only 1 season in the CBA

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See also

References

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External links

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