Free agent NBA shooting guard Wayne Selden is close to signing a deal with Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association, reports Jeff Goodman of Stadium (Twitter link). According to Goodman, Selden’s one-year CBA contract would be worth nearly $3.5MM.
Selden, who will turn 25 next month, has appeared in 124 total games for the Pelicans, Grizzlies, and Bulls over the last three seasons. In 2018/19, he began the season in Memphis but was dealt to Chicago in a trade involving Justin Holiday.
In 43 games (22.9 MPG) for the Bulls, Selden averaged 8.0 PPG, 3.2 RPG, and 1.7 APG with a shooting line of .407/.315/.714. The former Kansas Jayhawk was eligible for restricted free agency, but Chicago opted not to make him a qualifying offer, so he has been an unrestricted free agent since June 30.
Assuming Selden finalizes his deal with Shandong, it would be the second lucrative CBA contract for an NBA swingman already this month. Last Thursday, we learned that Lance Stephenson would be signing a one-year, $4MM pact with Liaoning.