Chinese Team Considers Long, Humphries, Hibbert

The Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association are looking at three players with recent NBA experience, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.

With an injury to former Wizard and Net Andray Blatche, the team reportedly has interest in Shawn LongKris Humphries and Roy Hibbert.

Long, 24, was waived by the Rockets in late September before his salary for next season became guaranteed. He showed promise during 18 games with the Sixers last season, but was traded to Houston in late June when the Rockets were collecting non-guaranteed contracts for use in possible trades.

Humphries, 32, is still in camp with the Sixers, although he’s not certain to earn a roster spot. He signed a non-guaranteed deal with Philadelphia just before the start of training camp. A 13-year veteran, Humphries had a limited role with the Hawks last season, averaging 4.6 points per night in 56 games. A wrist injury to Richaun Holmes may improve Humphries’ chances of staying on the Sixers’ roster, at least in the short term.

Hibbert, 30, split last season between the Hornets and Nuggets, although he played just six games in Denver after a February trade. An All-Star as recently as 2014, he was unable to get a camp invitation.

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