China’s No Opt-Out Means Howard Stays?
Magic star Dwight Howard has pondered the idea of playing overseas during the NBA lockout, calling it a “huge possibility” last month and mentioning China as his preferred destination.
But the Chinese Basketball Association is looking to forbid American players from signing contracts that include an NBA-out clause, meaning anyone who signs in China must stay there even if the lockout ends.
Because of that mandate, Howard won’t be playing overseas and will instead continue to work on his game privately here in the U.S.
“They got the rule, so I don’t know,” Howard said in a one-on-one interview with the Orlando Sentinel. “I’m just going to continue doing what I’m doing.”
via Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel