Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Report: free agents bidding war imminent


Bidding wars over SBL free agents and other big-name player is imminent, local newspaper Liberty Times reported Wednesday. An unnamed team has offered Taiwan Beer center Wu Tai-hao a contract that would pay him NT$120,000 per month plus a signing bonus of NT$10 million(US$305,200), the report said.

According to (a funny) SBL regulation, a SBL player can receive a maximum monthly salary of NT$120,000(US$3,662).

Rumor said Taiwan Mobile is the team that made offer to Wu Tai-hao. However, Wu and TM head coach Cheng Chih-lung both denied the rumor.

Dacin point guard Su Yi-chieh, KKL forward Chen Ching-hwan and KKL forward Cheng Jen-wei were among most sought-after free agents. All of them are expected to re-sign with current teams though.

Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (KKL) made the first off-season move by releasing five players. Lin Kwan-lun, Shan Wei-fan, Shin Jin-jan, Wu Chia-long and Lee Wei-min were released.