The Guangdong Southern Tigers are defending champions however several teams have landed NBA talent. Liaoning added Lance Stephenson to a team that was already in the championship hunt. Pierre Jackson returns for Bejing who also add Justin Hamilton.
Xinjiang Flying Tigers with the addition of Ian Clark should be dangerous yet again.
Bejing, Lianong and Guandong all return multiple chinese league all stars. Although Guandong is likely still the favorite as many as 4 or 5 teams have championship aspirations. Should be an exciting season to see who the next champion is.