WEDNESDAY, 12:47pm: Sloan has finalized a contract with Guangdong, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com (via Twitter). Berger adds in a second tweet that the deal is only for the rest of this season.
TUESDAY, 12:41pm: For teams like the Celtics, who may be looking at D-League prospects in search of backcourt help, one prime candidate appears to be off the market. According to Mark Deeks of ShamSports, Donald Sloan has left the D-League and will replace Terrence Williams on China's Guangdong Southern Tigers. Williams came home due to a death in the family, says Deeks (Twitter links).
Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports (via Twitter) that Sloan is closing in on a "lucrative" contract with Guangdong, though it's not clear if it will just be for the remainder of this season. Deeks suggests that the Texas A&M product will be returning stateside after the CBA season ends, and could catch on with an NBA team later this season.
Sloan, 24, appeared in 20 games for the Cavaliers earlier this season, earning some extra playing time when Kyrie Irving was sidelined. He also signed a 10-day contract with the Hornets and appeared briefly in three games for New Orleans.
Although Sloan has yet to make a real impact at the NBA level, he has excelled for the D-League's Sioux Falls SkyForce this year, averaging 22.1 PPG, 7.4 APG, and 6.5 RPG, while leading the team to an 8-2 record in his 10 contests.