Up to now, there are 6 Chinese players who have played in the NBA, namely Big Zhi, Battelle, Yao Ming, Yi Jianlian
, Sun Yue and Zhou Qi.
Yao Ming’s achievements among these few people are undoubtedly the highest. Although he doesn’t have many hard honors, being able to enter the Hall of Fame and retire his jersey with the Rockets is also an affirmation of him.
So, do you know how many points each of these six people scored in the NBA?
Dazhi entered the NBA in 1999. He was selected by the Mavericks with the 7th overall pick in the second round. In the following 6 years, he played two teams, the Clippers and the Heat.
In the NBA, Big Zhi played a total of 137 games, including the first game. He averaged 9.2 minutes per game, scored 4.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.3 assists, shot 41.7%, and scored 604 points in total.
Battelle entered the NBA in the 01-02 season, joined the Nuggets at the time, and was later traded to the Spurs and Raptors.
Battelle played a total of 46 games in the NBA, including 10 starts. He averaged 3.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 10.7 points per game, shot 39.1% from the field, and scored 156 points in total.
Battelle’s strength is particularly strong, he once overthrew O’Neal, so he was regarded as O’Neal in the Spurs and became Duncan’s training partner.
He is also the first Chinese player to win an NBA championship ring.
Yao Ming entered the NBA in 2002. At that time, Yao Ming was selected by the Rockets as the No. 1 pick, and then started his NBA career.
In Yao Ming’s NBA career, he played a total of 486 games and started 476 games. He averaged 32.5 minutes per game and scored 19 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists. Because of injuries, Yao Ming only played in the NBA for 8 years.
He scored 9,247 points and he shot 52.4 percent from the field.
It can be said that Yao Ming was one of the strongest traditional centers in the NBA at that time, and even Howard couldn’t take advantage of Yao Ming.
Yi Jianlian was selected by the Bucks with the sixth overall pick in 2007. During his 5-year career, he played in the Nets, Wizards and Mavericks.
He played a total of 272 games, starting 163 games, averaging 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, shooting 40.4% from the field, and scoring a total of 2148 points.
Yi Jianlian is actually quite capable, but because of his personality, he has not been able to gain a firm foothold in the NBA, which is somewhat a pity.
Sun Yue was selected by the Lakers with the 10th overall pick in the second round of 2007. At that time, Sun Yue could be said to be the strongest defender in China, but after being selected by the Lakers, he sat on the bench most of the time.
He has played 10 games in his career and scored 0.6 points and 0.2 assists. The total score is 6 points, and the highest score in a single game is 4 points.
In the year the Lakers won the championship, Sun Yue also won a championship ring. He was the second Chinese player to win the NBA championship ring.