Samuel Dalembert, Jamaal Franklin To Play In China

Former NBA center Samuel Dalembert and shooting guard Jamaal Franklin have signed with Shanxi of the Chinese Basketball Association, international journalist David Pick reports (Twitter links). Dalembert’s contract will pay him approximately $200K, but the amount of Franklin’s pact has not been announced, Pick notes. It is unclear if either deal includes an NBA out clause. If their arrangements do not include such provisions, Dalembert and Franklin would be eligible to sign with an NBA team in the spring when the CBA season is complete.

Dalembert, who was in training camp with the Mavericks this year, played for the Knicks last season, appearing in 32 games and notching 4.0 points and 5.3 rebounds. The 34 year old’s career stats through 886 regular season contests are 7.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks.

Franklin, 24, made three appearances for the Nuggets during the 2014/15 campaign, averaging 1.0 point and 1.0 assist in 4.3 minutes per contest. The shooting guard had been playing for the Lakers’ D-League affiliate after being waived by the Nuggets back in July. This won’t be Franklin’s first stint playing in China, as he previously spent time with Zhejiang Guangsha.

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