Angel Delgado To Play In China

Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the 2019 NBA G League Rookie of the Year, big man Angel Delgado, has signed a one-year, $4.3MM deal with the Beijing Royal Fighters of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Delgado, 24, was on a two-way deal with the Clippers last season while also playing for the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario. He only appeared in two NBA games as a rookie, scoring three total points in 15 minutes, but he was named All-NBAGL First Team in addition to ROTY after averaging 18.5 PPG, 14.8 RPG, and 2.8 APG.

The former Seton Hall big man was eligible for restricted free agency this summer, but the Clippers chose not to extend him a qualifying offer.

As we noted two weeks ago, the Clippers opted to retain Johnathan Motley on a two-way deal in addition to rookie Amir Coffey, but given the value of Delgado’s contract in China, it’s unclear whether Delgado was ever interested in a reunion anyway.

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