Daily Gossip, Monday 4/8/14

Another NBA star has officially moved to China in another case of money over basketball.

METTA WORLD PEACE SIGNS FOR SICHUAN BLUE WHALE

Metta World Peace is leaving the NBA and heading to the Far East to play in the CBA next season.

The former NBA champion has signed for Sichuan Blue Whale on a reported one-year deal and it reported to make $1.2million in that time.

China’s CBA is well known for bringing in NBA stars for a large sum of money. They pay their local players a basic rate in order to fund the imports. The league is of a very low standard.

LINHART TO MACCABI?

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv are interested in signing Nate Linhart, according to Israeli reporter David Pick.

The American forward spent last season with Reyer Venezia, but Linhart signed a deal with Artland Dragons this summer and is finalizing a deal with the Germans to buyout his contract.

USA TO CUT WALL; BEAL AND MILLSAP?

With just under a month to go before the FIBA World Cup gets underway, the USA will be trimming their squad size down as John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap are reported to be the latest cuts.

Per Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter:

USA Basketball cut Washington’s John Wall, Bradley Beal and Atlanta’s Paul Millsap today, sources told Yahoo Sports.¬†

With a guard-heavy team in place, USA might look to cut another point guard with Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving battling it out. Kevin Durant, James Harden, Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose are the only standouts that will be promised a spot on the World Cup roster.