After spending four months on the free agent market, Kenneth Faried signed a lucrative contract with China’s Zhejiang Guangsha Lions last month. However, his stint in China appears to have been short-lived, as Emiliano Carchia of Sportando reports that Faried is back on the open market after being released by the Lions.
Faried, 30, appeared in seven games in the Chinese Basketball Association, and was his team’s leading scorer and rebounder, with 17.3 PPG and 10.0 RPG in 29.4 minutes per contest. The circumstances surrounding his departure from the Lions are unclear.
Faried, who was buried on Brooklyn’s bench to start last season, was eventually waived and landed in Houston, where he averaged 12.9 PPG and 8.2 RPG in 25 games (24.4 MPG) for the Rockets. The big man fell out of the rotation down the stretch and in the playoffs, and was unable to find an NBA home this past offseason.