After parting ways with Kenneth Faried, the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions have reportedly agreed to sign another veteran NBA big man. A source tells Emiliano Carchia of Sportando that the Chinese club is adding free agent center Miles Plumlee.
The 26th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Plumlee has appeared in 346 total regular season NBA games for the Pacers, Suns, Bucks, Hornets, and Hawks, averaging 4.9 PPG and 4.5 RPG in 16.4 minutes per contest over the course of his career.
Plumlee, who was entering the final season of the four-year, $50MM deal he signed in 2016, was traded from Atlanta to Memphis over the summer, but didn’t make the Grizzlies’ regular season roster. The 31-year-old was waived along with Ivan Rabb at the end of the preseason, as the Grizzlies ate the remaining $12.4MM on his contract. He has been a free agent since then.
Mason is one of three Plumlee brothers with NBA experience, but he and Marshall Plumlee are out of the league for now, leaving Nuggets backup center Mason Plumlee as the only one of the brothers currently on an NBA roster.