2019–20 Chinese Basketball Association season

The 2019–20 CBA season will be the 25th season of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). The regular season will begin on 1 November 2019 with Guangdong Southern Tigers hosting Liaoning Leopards.[1]

Team changes


Foreign players policy

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

Rules Chart

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 chart

This is the full list of international players who will compete in the CBA during the 2019-20 season.

Team Player 1 Player 2 Asian Player Replaced During Season
Bayi Rockets N/A
Beijing Ducks Justin Hamilton Ekpe Udoh Jeremy Lin
Beijing Royal Fighters Ángel Delgado Kyle Fogg Sani Sakakini
Fujian Sturgeons N/A
Guangdong Southern Tigers N/A
Guangzhou Loong Lions CJ Harris Keifer Sykes N/A
Jiangsu Dragons N/A
Jilin Northeast Tigers Dominique Jones Alex Poythress N/A
Liaoning Flying Leopards Brandon Bass Lance Stephenson N/A
Nanjing Monkey King Guerschon Yabusele Behnam Yakhchali
Qingdao Eagles Dakari Johnson Kenny Boynton N/A
Shandong Heroes Isaiah Canaan Wayne Selden N/A
Shanghai Sharks N/A
Shanxi Loongs Jamaal Franklin N/A
Shenzhen Aviators Pierre Jackson Shabazz Muhammad N/A
Sichuan Blue Whales Jerryd Bayless Maciej Lampe N/A
Tianjin Pioneers Marko Todorovic Chasson Randle N/A
Xinjiang Flying Tigers Ian Clark N/A
Zhejiang Golden Bulls Sylven Landesberg N/A
Zhejiang Lions Aaron Jackson Jalen Reynolds N/A

Regular Season Standings






  1. ^ "CBA赛程出炉!辽粤11月1日揭幕战 总决赛4月26". Sina Sports (in Chinese). 23 August 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

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