Shanghai Sharks lose two foreign players for remaining CBA games

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-09 16:03:40|Editor: huaxia

SHANGHAI, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Two foreign players, Jared Cunningham and Donatas Motiejunas, have parted ways with the Shanghai Sharks, the club confirmed on Monday.

That leaves only Ray McCallum as the lone foreign representative that will play for the team after the restart of the 2019-2020 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season.

After Cunningham's departure at the end of his contract on May 15, the club originally planned to put both Motiejunas and McCallum on the court to gain an advantage over other teams whose foreign players are not able to return to China during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, Motejunas' proposal to have a contract extension with the Sharks in advance was rejected by the club, over concerns about his health problems.

Despite the club's ups and downs, team management said it will look to minimize the impact of the loss of Motiejunas' through the joint efforts of all the players. Enditem