Veteran free agent guard Von Wafer will return to China for the coming season, according to Andrew Crawford of SharkFinHoops.com, who tweets that Wafer has signed with the Shanghai Sharks (hat tip to Sportando).
Wafer, 28, also played in China last season, for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, as our international player movement tracker shows. In 34 games with the team, the former second-round pick averaged 26.4 PPG and poured in 3.8 threes per game. Prior to heading overseas last season, Wafer played for the Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets, Blazers, Rockets, Celtics, and Magic in parts of six NBA seasons.
We didn’t hear many rumors about a possible return to the NBA for Wafer this season, though the Heat reportedly had some interest. I’d guess that Miami wasn’t willing to guarantee Wafer the sort of money he’ll earn in China.