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A.J. Price Signs With Chinese Team

SEPTEMBER 11TH, 4:53pm: Price has signed with the Sharks, Pick reports (via Twitter).

SEPTEMBER 5TH, 9:15am: A.J. Price is finalizing a contract to play in China with the Shanghai Sharks, international journalist David Pick tweets.

Pick reported in July that Price was mulling a move overseas and that Serbia’s Red Star Belgrade was a possible destination. The journeyman point guard turned down that offer, which led Red Star, also known as Crvena Zvezda, to a deal with fellow NBA veteran Gal Mekel.

Price played for three NBA teams last season. He appeared in 10 games with the Pacers in November, then was waived late that month. He was claimed by the Cavaliers and played 11 games for the Eastern Conference champions before he was waived in early January. He was out of the league until signing a 10-day contract with the Suns in March. Price came off the bench in five games for Phoenix but the Suns declined to offer him another 10-day contract.

The 28-year-old Price also had a 28-game stint with the Timberwolves in 2013/14 and appeared in 57 games, including 22 starts, for the Wizards in 2012/13. The former University of Connecticut guard began his career with the Pacers in 2009/10 and remained there his first three seasons.

For his career, Price has made 261 NBA appearances and averaged 5.8 points and 2.2 assists in 15.1 minutes. He’s a career 38.0% shooter overall and 31.6% from 3-point range.

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2 thoughts on “A.J. Price Signs With Chinese Team

  1. Chuck Myron

    I think there will be strong interest in him once the Chinese season ends. He makes sense as a late-season addition for a playoff-bound team in need of veteran depth at the point. I’m a little surprised he’s bounced around as much as he has. He can play.

  2. Arthur Hill

    Three teams gave him a shot last season. It’s reasonable to think someone else will when he becomes available.

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