Hakim Warrick Signs with Chinese Team

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Hakim Warrick has signed with the Liaoning Jiebao Hunters of the Chinese Basketball Association until the remainder of the season, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears.

The 31-year-old journeyman played eight years in the NBA after getting selected No. 19 overall in the 2005 draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. After four seasons in Memphis, the forward spent the next year with both the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls before settling down with the Phoenix Suns for two years. In July of 2012, he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets in a three-team deal but after playing a grand total of just seven minutes with the Hornets, he was dealt to the Charlotte Bobcats for Matt Carroll before the latest trade that sent him to the Orlando Magic, a team that waived him just two days later.

Warrick hopes that playing overseas will allow himself to showcase his abilities to NBA scouts and eventually return to the league.

In 526 career games, the former Syracuse star is averaging 9.4 points and 4 rebounds, shooting 49 percent from the field in just over 20 minutes per contest.

Below are some highlights of Warrick as a member of the Suns:


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