Tuesday Afternoon Tanghulu
Sweetening up your afternoon with a stick of Beijing’s timeless sugar coated snack and some links…
- Jeremy Lin has been sent down to the D-League to play with the Reno Bighorns. Lin wasn’t really playing with the Dubs and this is what it’s here for, right? Go down, get some in-game reps, improve your skills, come back to the League a better player. Said Lin on the demotion: “It’s not the end of the world, and I can learn and grow a lot as a player.”
- Andrew Bynum has a Sina weibo, which is Chinese for “micro-blog” aka Chinese Twitter. By the looks of his first few weibo‘s, he’ll be weibo-ing to fans in China in English. Hope that he gets somebody to translate for him sometimes, being that they speak Chinese in China. (H/T theBeijinger).
- The Taiwanese Super Basketball League kicked off its opening round over the weekend, an my man Andrew Lowman over at Asia Basketball Update is all up in there. That, and actual proof that Jeremy Tyler is playing in Japan. Looking forward to checking back frequently for some Taiwanese hoops action and more Tyler updates as the season goes on.
- A source told me this morning that Antoine Wright, who last played in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors last season, is working out a deal with an undisclosed CBA team. Expect a lot of foreign player movement in the next few weeks as teams being to clear out disgruntled/underperforming players before the season gets too late.