Daily Gossip, Saturday 20/9/14

Other than money, what attracts NBA players to China? Numbers? See a different country? We just don’t understand.

ANDRAY BLATCHE HEADS TO CBA ON 1-YEAR DEAL

Andray Blatche has followed in Jordan Crawford’s footsteps and has signed a one-year deal with CBA club Xinjiang Flying Tigers. The contract details were not disclosed.

Blatche represented the Philippines at the recent FIBA World Cup but has since been banned from playing international basketball as he hasn’t visited the country.

“Official: @drayblatche has signed a 1 year deal with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers,” ASM Sports tweeted.

BEGIC IS BACK IN SLOVENIA

Mirza Begic has signed for Union Olimpija Ljubljana, a club where he spent three seasons previously, starting from 2002.

Begic spent last season at Olympicos but a move back home has always been something that Begic has wanted to do, he was just waiting for the right time to go.

Begic, who along with Olympicos, played for Real Madrid and Zalgiris has signed an open contract.

GALLINARI WANTS TO BACK TO FITNESS

We guessed as much.

Denver Nuggets’ Danilo Gallinari was recently on a Q&A  and was asked about his goals for the upcomong season? Gallinari has been out of action since April last year thanks to a Torn ACL.

What was your goal for the offseason?
The goal is to get back to the level I was at when I was last on the court, so to be ready for training camp. That was the goal and that still is the goal. We are right on track.

What do you think you improved on the most this offseason?
I improved on my guitar game, golf game, tennis game. But I improved a lot on, you know, I was trying to work on my body in general, try to be a little stronger and keeping the same weight and be able just to play basketball again.

What are you focusing on before training camp?
To get my confidence back, my basketball court confidence back. I’m trying to play 2-on-2, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 before training camp.