Marbury, who had his contract in Beijing terminated this spring, tweeted this morning that he is “working on the come back to the #nba.”
Marbury is one of the most successful foreign players ever in the Chinese Basketball Association, putting up huge numbers and winning three championships. The Beijing Ducks parted ways with him in April after a dispute over money and his role with the team for the next two years. His contract included an option to make him an assistant coach for the upcoming season, which Marbury didn’t want to do. In July, he announced plans to stay in the CBA with the Beikong Fly Dragons.
Despite his advanced age, Marbury remained productive in China, averaging 21.4 points, 5.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 36 games last season. He hasn’t been in the NBA since the 2008/09 season when he played 23 games for the Celtics.