Longtime NBA center Greg Monroe has left his Chinese club, the Shanxi Loongs, after appearing in 10 games, according to Sportando.
Monroe averaged 11.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in those contests. He signed with the Chinese team last month.
Monroe played with four NBA teams last season, mostly on 10-day contracts as the league was dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. Monroe played for the Timberwolves, Wizards, Bucks and Jazz before rejoining Minnesota in April. He appeared in 14 total games, averaging 5.4 points and 4.6 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per night.
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- German center and NBA prospect Ariel Hukporti plans to stay with Melbourne United next season, according to another Sportando story. Hukporti is recovering from an Achilles tendon injury that occurred during a preseason game. Last year, he averaged 6.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 14 minutes per game in the Australian pro league.
- Veteran big man Ed Davis is still hoping for another shot to play in the NBA, Sam Yip of HoopsHype writes. “I still work out four times a week,” he said. “I’m not staring at my phone all day waiting for my agent to call me. But if it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, I’m fine either way.” Davis recently assisted in combine for the Basketball Africa League in Paris, France.
- Rights to the oft-discussed in-season tournament are likely to be part of the NBA’s next television package, according to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports. The existing deal expires after the 2023/24 season. Traditional rights holders and streaming networks are expected to make bids, Goodwill adds.