Why the Guangdong Southern Tigers are the best team in the CBA (even when they’re actually not): a statistical analysis

One thing you need to adjust to quickly when you approach the CBA is the imports’ status, which appears to be somewhat godlike especially in terms of expectations. Import players (generally americans) need to bring their A-game on a nightly basis on the offensive end, whilst on defense…well, not so much.
CBA local fans, managers, executives, they all look at the individual stats to value foreign players.

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