And-Ones: Felder, Yao Ming, China

Kay Felder is a potential target for China’s Xinjiang Flying Tigers, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando reports. The team is expected to sign either Felder or Ty Lawson to replace another former NBA player, Ian Clark, who is sidelined by a finger injury.

A second-round pick by the Cavaliers in 2016, Felder was waived by the Raptors’ G League team in December after a domestic violence allegation. Felder, who appeared in 58 NBA games for Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit, played for Xinjiang last season after he was waived. The Flying Tigers’ interest in Lawson was previously reported.

We have more from the basketball world:

  • There doesn’t seem to be a star on the level of Yao Ming coming from China in the near future, Marc Spears of ESPN writes. Currently, there are no Chinese players who could make a sure-fire impact in the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver hopes that will change. “It frustrates me that there are no Chinese players in the NBA,” he said. “There’s probably more basketball being played in China than anywhere else in the world. And more NBA basketball is being watched in China than anywhere else in the world.”
  • An Atlantic City, NJ casino owned by Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta can now accept bets on NBA games, according to Wayne Parry of the Associated Press. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill allowing Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino, owned by Fertitta, to handle NBA bets that don’t involve the Rockets.
  • Former Hawks guard Malcolm Delaney will play in Spain this season. Get the details here.
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7 thoughts on “And-Ones: Felder, Yao Ming, China

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    As long as Fertitta’s casino is taking bets on teams besides the Rockets to win a championship next season, they should make out just fine.

  2. PapiElf

    I see the very interesting title of Kay Felder, then Yao Ming, and then China.

  3. phillyballers

    I mean… the majority of Chinese players have been stiffs, utter busts in the draft. You had Yao and Lin, among 1 Billion people. And any of the Chinese 7fters get a look in the NBA almost by default. They dominate in China bc they are the HS Varsity kid playing against middle school JV kids that didnt hit their growth spurt yet.

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      You do realize that the vast majority of Chinese people are also way too short to play in the NBA, right? Also Jeremy Lin’s parents were from Taiwan which is a separate country, although they’re pretty much the same ethnicity. Almost all of the really tall people in China are from a region in the north where Yao is from.

      • Rewane

        Which country’s vast majority of people is tall enough to play in the NBA?
        Yao Ming is from Shanghai, and that’s a city in the southern part of the China. IDK where you get the information there is a region in China where all the “really tall people are from”.

  4. IslandFlava

    Malcolm Delaney will be enjoying this season in Europe’s top city with the best culture, weather, food, soccer & basketball team to boot. Way to go, couldn’t have done better staying stateside!

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