Chinese forward He Tianju is expected to join the New Orleans Pelicans summer league team that will participate in Las Vegas this upcoming July.
Last season, He Tianju played for the Liaoning Leopards averaging 11 points and rebounds per game (averaged 27 minutes per contest). He will become the sixth Chinese player to play in the NBA’s summer league. He Tianju was a member of the 2012 Chinese national team that participated in the London Summer Olympics.
Other Chinese players who have played in the NBA summer league include Sun Yue, Wang ZhiZhi, Mengke Bateer, Zhang Songtao, and Yi Li.