Former Spurs shooting guard Brandon Paul has reached a deal to join China’s Zhejiang Golden Bulls, a source tells Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. According to Carchia, Paul will be replacing ex-NBA guard Archie Goodwin and injured guard Marcus Denmon on Zhejiang’s roster.
Paul, 27, made his NBA debut last season and appeared in 64 total games for the Spurs. While he only averaged 2.3 PPG and 1.1 RPG in just 9.0 minutes per contest, he provided the team with strong perimeter defense.
Paul’s contract with San Antonio included a non-guaranteed salary for 2018/19, but the club waived him in July, before that money became guaranteed. Since being cut by the Spurs, Paul has been linked to several international teams, including clubs in Spain, Montenegro, and Greece. He also worked out for the Cavaliers and Timberwolves in early September.
After going undrafted in 2013 out of Illinois, Paul spent time with international club in Russia, Spain, and Turkey, so the move to China won’t be his first stint overseas. He’ll join a Zhejiang team that also features former NBA big man Tyler Hansbrough and is currently out of the CBA playoff picture at 8-16.