According to the ‘Shenyang Daily’, the Liaoning Leopards have offered 2015 CBA MVP Lester Hudson $2 million to come back to China for another run at the CBA championship.
Last season, Hudson led Liaoning to second place in the regular season but lost to Stephon Marbury and the Beijing Ducks in the CBA finals. Hudson received $1.5 million plus an additional $500,000 in bonuses before signing with the Los Angeles Clippers where he played some playoff minutes in the absence of Chris Paul. The Leopards have agreed to offer Hudson a $200,000 bonus if he chooses to resign with them this upcoming season.
The Clippers are in a financial chokehold, so they will look to sign quality players for cheap. Hudson may be the perfect candidate to back-up Chris Paul next season. So Hudson’s choice will come down to big money in China or a final run in the NBA making around half of what Liaoning is offering.
If Hudson decides to go back to China, he will enter his fifth season in the Chinese Basketball Association. Last season, Hudson averaged 31 points, six assists, and six rebounds.