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Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 17:22
CBA: Zhang Zhenlin likely to join Liaoning Flying Leopards
By Xinhua
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 17:22 By Xinhua

SHENYANG - Zhang Zhenlin is likely to become a new signing for the Liaoning Flying Leopards, a source close to the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) side told Xinhua on Tuesday.

Under CBA rules, clubs are not allowed to register new players until the end of this season, so Zhang Zhenlin is expected to officially join the team after the 2019-20 CBA season

21-year-old Zhang was invited to join a Chinese national basketball team training camp in preparation for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. He is currently playing in the United States for the Tulane Green Wave of the American Athletic Conference (AAC).

Zhang was born in Shenyang and is the son of Liaoning basketball legend Wang Fang, who was a member of China's national women's team which won the silver medal at the 1992 Olympic Games.

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Under CBA rules, clubs are not allowed to register new players until the end of this season, so Zhang is expected to officially join the team after the 2019-20 CBA season.

In recent years, Liaoning has been a perennial challenger for the CBA title. The team sat third in the CBA standings when the 2019-20 season resumed eight days ago.

However, the Flying Leopards have lost three out of four games since the restart and dropped to seventh place, which led to the resignation of head coach Guo Shiqiang.

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