Published: 18:30, August 24, 2020 | Updated: 19:13, June 5, 2023
CBA clubs execute Priority Right to renew 23 foreign players' contracts
By Xinhua

In this undated photo, the league-leading Guangdong Southern Tigers-pictured with Sonny Weems in possession-easily beat the Shanxi Loongs to reinforce their title credentials. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING - A total of 14 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league clubs have chosen to execute the Priority Right to renew foreign players' contracts, the league's governing body announced on Monday.

23 foreign players are in the list revealed by the CBA League (Beijing) Sports Co, Ltd, including Guangdong Southern Tigers' CBA title-winning member Sonny Weems. His teammate Marshon Brooks, who was confirmed as an asymptomatic COVID-19 case right after entering China last month, is also included in the list.

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Other prominent names include Jamaal Franklin of the Shanxi Loongs, Ty Lawson of the Fujian Sturgeons, Dominique Jones of the Jilin Northeast Tigers, and Liaoning Flying Leopards duo of OJ Mayo and Brandon Bass.

Clubs shall offer a contract renewal to the foreign player who is subject to the Right, within the time specified by the league in a further notice. Otherwise, the club will be deemed to have waived its Right.