He Tianju to join New Orleans Pelicans summer league team

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.

Nick Bedard (@bedardnick) is the editor-in-chief of Basketballbuddha.com.


  1. Dan Rickaby

    June 30, 2015 at 12:04 am

    He was not a part of the National Team in 2012.

  2. streetballer

    July 6, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Marburry in same situation would have been a good sport and played even if thats not what the contact says. a few minutes of playing for the fans never hurts any sports stars so do not give me all the legal stuff bs and all the bs about Chinese people being …. there all many good people in China . good and bad in any country and US is no shortage of bad people like the young guy who killed many people in the church recently . Yao ming has given alot money to help poor people and he is Chinese. I bet that agent of ai never gave any money to help anyone but himself . cl smooth streetball team beats Jordan flight team, but they are not brats like nba guys paid millions . check it out on youku or youtube I am not making this stuff up

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