After being waived by the Nuggets last month, D.J. Kennedy will head back overseas and continue his career in China, reports international basketball journalist David Pick. According to Pick (via Twitter), Kennedy has signed a deal with China’s Foshan Lions.
Kennedy, who turned 27 this month, originally went undrafted out of St. John’s back in 2011. Although he has participated in various training camps over the years with the Grizzlies, Mavericks, and Nuggets, Kennedy’s only NBA regular season experience consists of two games with the Cavaliers during the 2011/12 campaign — he averaged 6.0 PPG, 3.5 RPG and 1.5 APG in 29.5 minutes per outing.
Kennedy has split the remainder of his playing career between the NBA D-League and international teams. He spent the 2015/16 campaign with the Russian club Enisey Krasnoyarsk, appearing in 40 games and averaging 14.9 PPG, 7.4 RPG and 3.7 APG. Kennedy’s shooting line on the year was .451/.287/.809.
The Nuggets paid Kennedy a partial guarantee of $50K to come to training camp with the team this fall, but cut him along with Axel Toupane and JaKarr Sampson about a month ago.
The Foshan Lions cut former UConn standout Ryan Boatright to accommodate the signing of Kennedy, according to Pick.