2017–18 Chinese Basketball Association season

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The 2017–18 CBA season was the 23rd season of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). The regular season was initially scheduled to begin on Saturday, October 21, 2017, with the Guangdong Southern Tigers hosting the Shenzhen Leopards, but later rescheduled to Saturday, October 28, 2017, with the defending champion Xinjiang Flying Tigers hosting the Jilin Northeast Tigers.[1][2] The regular season ended on Sunday, February 11, 2018, and the playoffs begin on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

CBA
Competition details
Season 2017–18
Teams 20
Games played 38
Dates 28 October 2017 – 1 May 2018
Final positions
Champions Liaoning Flying Leopards (1st title)
Runners-up Zhejiang Lions
Awards
Domestic MVP China Ding Yanyuhang
International MVP United States Courtney Fortson
Statistical leaders
Points United States Bulgaria Darius Adams
40.1

In this season, the playoffs were expanded from eight to ten teams.

Team changesEdit

Two teams relocated and one of those teams was renamed ahead of the season.

City changesEdit

Name changesEdit

  • The Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings moved from Changzhou to Nanjing and changed their name to the Nanjing Monkey Kings on September 29, 2017.[3]

VenuesEdit

Team Home city Arena Capacity
Bayi Rockets Ningbo Beilun Gymnasium 6500
Beijing Ducks Beijing Cadillac Arena 18,000
Shougang Basketball Center 6000
Beikong Fly Dragons Beijing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium 6300
Fujian Sturgeons Jinjiang Zuchang Gymnasium 6,000
Guangdong Southern Tigers Dongguan Nissan Sports Centre 14,730
Guangzhou Long-Lions Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium 8628
Foshan Nanhai Gymnasium 4000
Jiangsu Dragons Suzhou Suzhou Industrial Park Sports Center 13,000
Suzhou Sports Center Gymnasium N/A
Changzhou Changzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium 6,200
Jilin Northeast Tigers Changchun Changchun Gymnasium 4,299
Liaoning Flying Leopards Benxi Benxi Gymnasium 4,500
Nanjing Monkey Kings Nanjing Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park 22,000
Jiangning Sports Center Gymnasium 5,500
Qingdao Eagles Qingdao Guoxin Gymnasium 12,500
Gymnasium of Ocean University of China 4145
Shandong Golden Stars Jinan Shandong Arena 8,800
Shanghai Sharks Shanghai Pudong Yuanshen Gymnasium 5,000
Shanxi Brave Dragons Taiyuan Shanxi Sports Centre Gymnasium 8000
Shenzhen Leopards Shenzhen Shenzhen Dayun Arena 18,000
Bao'an Gymnasium 8188
Zhongshan Zhongshan Gymnasium 5000
Sichuan Blue Whales Chengdu Sichuan Provincial Gymnasium 9,200
Tianjin Gold Lions Tianjin Dongli Gymnasium 5630
Xinjiang Flying Tigers Ürümqi Hongshan Arena 3,800
Zhejiang Golden Bulls Hangzhou Binjiang Gymnasium 6000
Zhejiang Guangsha Lions Hangzhou Hangzhou Gymnasium 5,136

DraftEdit

The 2017 CBA Draft, the third edition of the CBA draft, took place on 2017 August 2. 11 players were selected in the draft.[4]

Rnd. Pick Player Nationality[n 1] Team School / club team
1 1 Chen Ying-chun   Chinese Taipei Guangzhou Long-Lions Liberty University (United States)
1 2 Chou Yi-hsiang   Chinese Taipei Nanjing Monkey Kings Dacin Tigers (Chinese Taipei)
1 3 Duncan Reid   Hong Kong Zhejiang Golden Bulls SCAA (Hong Kong)
1 4 Yang Kai   China Fujian Sturgeons Hunan Yongsheng
1 5 Zhang Jin   China Jilin Northeast Tigers Liaoning Flying Leopards Youth
1 6 Ban Duo   China Shanxi Brave Dragons Tsinghua University
1 7 Liu Hongbo   China Qingdao Eagles Peking University
1 8 Liu Lei   China Jiangsu Dragons Tsinghua University
2 1 Qiao Wenhan   China Nanjing Monkey Kings Luoyang Zhonghe
2 2 Wang Zixu   China Beikong Fly Dragons Guangzhou Long-Lions Youth
2 3 Wang Yuyao   China Shenzhen Leopards Shenzhen Leopards Youth

Foreign players policyEdit

All teams except the Bayi Rockets can have two foreign players. The bottom 4 teams from the previous season (except Bayi) have the additional right to sign an extra Asian player.[5]

Rules ChartEdit

The rules for using foreign players in each game are described in this chart:

# Facing other teams Facing Bayi Rockets
Chinese players+ No Limit No Limit
Asian players++ 4 quarters collectively+++
International players 6 quarters collectively+++

+ Including players from Hong Kong and Taiwan.

++ If a team waives its right to sign an extra Asian player, it may use its 2 foreign players for 7 quarters collectively.

+++ Only 1 allowed in the 4th quarter.

Import chartEdit

This is the full list of international players who competed in the CBA during the 2017-18 season.

Team Player 1 Player 2 Asian Player Replaced During Season
Bayi Rockets
Beijing Ducks   Aaron Jackson[6]    Justin Hamilton[7]   Marcus Thornton
  Randolph Morris (DNP)
Beikong Fly Dragons   Stephon Marbury   Shavlik Randolph   Wael Arakji   Zaid Abbas
Fujian Sturgeons   Russ Smith   Mike Harris -
Guangdong Southern Tigers   Donald Sloan   Andrew Nicholson[8]   Edwin Jackson
  Darius Morris
Guangzhou Long-Lions   Kyle Fogg   Tyler Hansbrough[9]   Sani Sakakini   Semaj Christon
Jiangsu Dragons   MarShon Brooks   Miroslav Raduljica   Jabari Brown
Jilin Northeast Tigers   Von Wafer   Carl Landry
Liaoning Flying Leopards   Lester Hudson   Brandon Bass
Nanjing Monkey Kings   Jeremy Pargo   JJ Hickson[10]   Samad Nikkhah Bahrami   Dominique Jones
Qingdao Eagles   Jonathan Gibson    James Mays   Terrence Jones
   Maciej Lampe
Shandong Golden Stars   Ty Lawson[11]   Donatas Motiejūnas[12]
Shanghai Sharks   Jimmer Fredette   Nick Minnerath[13]
Shanxi Brave Dragons   Willie Warren   Luis Scola   Brandon Jennings
Shenzhen Leopards    Tyrese Rice   Jared Sullinger   Keith Langford
Sichuan Blue Whales    Ike Diogu   Hamed Haddadi   Jamaal Franklin
Tianjin Gold Lions    Eugene Jeter   Derrick Williams   Eli Holman
Xinjiang Flying Tigers    Darius Adams    Andray Blatche   Shawn Long
   Augusto Lima
Zhejiang Golden Bulls   Sonny Weems[14]   Arinze Onuaku   Jarnell Stokes[15]
Zhejiang Lions   Courtney Fortson   Ioannis Bourousis[16]

Regular Season StandingsEdit

# 2017–18 CBA season
Team W L PCT Pts Tiebreaker
1 Zhejiang Lions 31 7 .816 69
2 Liaoning Flying Leopards 29 9 .763 67
3 Guangdong Southern Tigers 28 10 .737 66
4 Shandong Golden Stars 27 11 .711 65
5 Jiangsu Dragons 26 12 .684 64
6 Xinjiang Flying Tigers 25 13 .658 63 XJ 3-1
BJ 2-2
SZ 1-3
7 Beijing Ducks 25 13 .658 63
8 Shenzhen Leopards 25 13 .658 63
9 Guangzhou Long-Lions 21 17 .553 59
10 Shanghai Sharks 20 18 .526 58 SH 1-1
(SH 200-187 ZJ)
11 Zhejiang Golden Bulls 20 18 .526 58
12 Beikong Fly Dragons 18 20 .474 56
13 Fujian Sturgeons 16 22 .421 54 FJ 1-1
(FJ 241-224 SX)
14 Shanxi Brave Dragons 16 22 .421 54
15 Nanjing Monkey King 15 23 .395 53
16 Qingdao Eagles 11 27 .289 49
17 Jilin Northeast Tigers 8 30 .211 46 JL 3-1
TJ 2-2
SC 1-3
18 Tianjin Gold Lions 8 30 .211 46
19 Sichuan Blue Whales 8 30 .211 46
20 Bayi Rockets 3 35 .079 41
Key to colors
     Top 6 teams advance to the Playoffs
     7th-10th teams advance to the pre-elimination Playoffs

PlayoffsEdit

The 2018 CBA Playoffs will begin on 3 March 2018. Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. Teams with home court advantage are shown in italics.

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     
        1 Zhejiang Lions 3  
8 Shenzhen Leopards 2     8 Shenzhen Leopards 2  
9 Guangzhou Long-Lions 0       1 Zhejiang Lions 4  
          4 Shandong Golden Stars 3  
        4 Shandong Golden Stars 3  
        5 Jiangsu Dragons 0  
          1 Zhejiang Lions 0
          2 Liaoning Flying Leopards 4
        2 Liaoning Flying Leopards 3  
7 Beijing Ducks 2     7 Beijing Ducks 1  
10 Shanghai Sharks 1       2 Liaoning Flying Leopards 4  
          3 Guangdong Southern Tigers 1  
        3 Guangdong Southern Tigers 3      
        6 Xinjiang Flying Tigers 1      
     

StatisticsEdit

Individual statistic leadersEdit

Category Player Team Statistic[17]
Points per game   Ding Yanyuhang (Domestic Player)
   Darius Adams (International Player)
Shandong Golden Stars
Xinjiang Flying Tigers
25.7
40.1
Rebounds per game   Yi Jianlian (Domestic Player)
  Jared Sullinger (International Player)
Guangdong Southern Tigers
Shenzhen Leopards
13.3
16.7
Assists per game   Zeng Lingxu (Domestic Player)
  Courtney Fortson (International Player)
Shanxi Brave Dragons
Zhejiang Lions
6.6
12
Steals per game   Wu Qian (Domestic Player)
   Darius Adams (International Player)
Zhejiang Golden Bulls
Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2.2
2.7
Blocks per game   Zhang Zhaoxu (Domestic Player)
   Justin Hamilton (International Player)
Shanghai Sharks
Beijing Ducks
2.2
1.8

AwardsEdit

Players of the WeekEdit

The following players were named the Players of the Week.[18]

Week Domestic Player of the Week International Player of the Week Ref.
October 28–November 5 Yi Jianlian (Guangdong Southern Tigers) (1/3) Jared Sullinger (Shenzhen Leopards) (1/3) [19]
November 7–12 Ding Yanyuhang (Shandong Golden Stars) (1/1) Jimmer Fredette (Shanghai Sharks) (1/1) [20]
November 14–17 Hu Jinqiu (Zhejiang Lions) (1/5) Eli Holman (Tianjin Gold Lions) (1/1) [21]
November 29–December 10 Hu Jinqiu (Zhejiang Lions) (2/5) Jared Sullinger (Shenzhen Leopards) (2/3) [22]
December 12–17 Hu Jinqiu (Zhejiang Lions) (3/5) Courtney Fortson (Zhejiang Lions) (1/2) [23]
December 19–24 Hu Jinqiu (Zhejiang Lions) (4/5) Russ Smith (Fujian Sturgeons) (1/1) [24]
December 26–31 Hu Jinqiu (Zhejiang Lions) (5/5) Courtney Fortson (Zhejiang Lions) (2/2) [25]
January 2–11 Han Dejun (Liaoning Flying Leopards) (1/1) Darius Adams (Xinjiang Flying Tigers) (1/3) [26]
January 16–21 Yi Jianlian (Guangdong Southern Tigers) (2/3) Jared Sullinger (Shenzhen Leopards) (3/3) [27]
January 23–28 Yi Jianlian (Guangdong Southern Tigers) (3/3) Darius Adams (Xinjiang Flying Tigers) (2/3) [28]
January 30–February 4 Wang Zhelin (Fujian Sturgeons) (1/2) Donatas Motiejūnas (Shandong Golden Stars) (1/1) [29]
February 6–11 Wang Zhelin (Fujian Sturgeons) (2/2) Darius Adams (Xinjiang Flying Tigers) (3/3) [30]

Young Player of the MonthEdit

The following players were named the Young Player of the Month.[31]

Month Young Player of the Month Ref.
October/November Zhao Rui (Guangdong Southern Tigers) (1/1) [32]
December Gao Shiyan (Jilin Northeast Tigers) (1/1) [33]
January/February Hu Jinqiu (Zhejiang Lions) (1/1) [34]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.

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