Data map: Yi Jianlian and Liaoning team Han Dejun jumped the ball.

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  Chinanews client, Beijing, March 1st (Wang Hao) On the 1st, the third stage of the CBA League will start in Zhuji. After the third stage on March 18th, this season's All-Star Game will be held in Qingdao.

And on March 24th, the fourth stage-and the final stage of the regular season will kick off.

  Generally speaking, the third and fourth stages of the regular season will finally determine the ranking of the regular season. The top Bayi players who have received much attention will be scattered and returned to the CBA arena. The addition of some foreign aid may also change the league pattern. .

The CBA league is entering the most exciting part.

Former Bayi players return to CBA

  In the first two stages of the CBA regular season this season, while fans are paying attention to the game, they have also been concerned about a group of people outside the stadium-the former Bayi players.

Data map: In the third round of the 2017-2018 CBA season, Liaoning Hengrun (White) played against Bayi Fubon at home.

In the end, Liaoning defeated Bayi 109-84 and won the season's three consecutive victories.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Yu Haiyang

  This season, the Bayi Men’s Basketball Team completely withdrew from the CBA League, and there are no shortage of players in the league at the top or even the top level.

Their whereabouts will arouse heated discussions among fans every three to five.

  In the offseason after the second stage, all this finally settled.

Zou Yuchen joined Beijing Enterprises, Fu Hao joined Liaoning, Lei Meng joined Shougang, and some other role players from the former Bayi team also found their next home.

  The return of the players of the former Bayi Men's Basketball Team to the game is not only the continuation of the professional careers of these players, but some people may have an impact on the league structure this season.

  For example, Zou Yuchen himself has outstanding talents and was once regarded as the hope of the national team's future insiders.

Despite experiencing two serious injuries, he still averaged 14 points and 8.6 rebounds last season.

The addition of Zou Yuchen can undoubtedly help Beijing Enterprises to compete for a place in the playoffs and even better results.

On August 10, 2016, local time, in the 2016 Rio Olympic group match, the Chinese men's basketball team faced Venezuela in the third game of the Olympic group match, and finally lost to Venezuela 68:72. The group stage had 3 matches and 3 losses. The qualifying was worrying.

The picture shows Zou Yuchen in the game.

  As for Fu Hao, who averaged 19 points and 9.5 rebounds per game last season, Liaoning is also even more powerful.

They are currently ranked No. 2 and they have stronger confidence to attack the championship.

When will Yi Jianlian return?

  Just when the fans of each team were "great" the former Bayi team players, the defending champion Guangdong Men's Basketball ushered in the good news that belonged to them.

Some media exposed the video of Yi Jianlian training with his teammates, although it seems that he is currently only doing some simple recovery training in the gym.

  After suffering a rupture of the Achilles tendon in the third game of last season's finals, Yi Jianlian underwent surgery and bid farewell to the game so far.

Although the Guangdong team, which lacks Yi Jianlian, currently ranks first in the league, the flaws in its internal lineup have always existed and are likely to be targeted by opponents in the playoffs.

In the final game of last season's finals, Yi Jianlian fell to the ground without contact.

Image source: Visual China

  Some time ago, Zhu Fangyu, general manager of Guangdong Hongyuan Club, once introduced in the basketball program that Yi Jianlian is currently recovering relatively quickly, "It is very, very likely to come back this season."

  According to the schedule, this season's CBA regular season will end on April 13, the playoffs will start on April 16, and the finals will end on May 1 at the latest.

  If Yi Jianlian decides to come back this season, at which stage he will return to the game may become the focus of fans' attention in the next stage.

  As the "big brother" of the Chinese men's basketball team, Yi Jianlian's return to the game will play a positive role in Guangdong's performance and the appeal of the league.

Of course, I still hope that he can meet the fans in a 100% healthy state.

Data map: Yi Jianlian greeted the fans after the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

Which foreign aid will debut

  In the first two stages of the regular season, the league pattern of "Liao Yue Hegemony" was very obvious.

After the end of the second stage, Guangdong ranked first with 33 wins and 4 losses, followed by Liaoning with 32 wins and 5 losses, while Zhejiang, which ranked third, had a record of 27 wins and 8 losses, which is far behind the top two.

  Towards the end of the second stage, in the first "Liao-Yue War" of this season, the two teams also showed a higher competitive state and lineup depth than other teams. In the end, the Guangdong team won the game slightly.

  However, the foreign aid rumors of some teams in the offseason made many people believe that the situation in the final stage of the league still has variables.

Data map: Guangdong team Yi Jianlian and Liaoning team Guo Ailun are fighting in the game.

Image source: ICphoto

  The second foreign player of the Liaoning team has always been the focus of outside attention.

A few days ago, Liaoning coach Yang Ming introduced in an interview that due to the epidemic, Fogg’s visa in the United States has not been granted.

Whether Foge can join the team in the regular season is believed to be a hot topic in the next stage of the CBA.

  In addition, there are media reports that the great foreign aid Maurice Endor signed by the Zhejiang team has arrived in China and is in isolation.

However, this news has not yet been officially confirmed.

  In the final stage of the CBA regular season, which foreign players will appear on the field?

How will they affect the situation?

It is also a topic that fans will focus on.

Fierce competition for playoff seats

  After the second stage, with the exception of the top four Guangdong, Liaoning, Zhejiang and Xinjiang, the gap between the records of the other teams is not too big.

Data Map: The first stage of the 19/20 CBA semifinals, Jiangsu Kendia 105-98 Shenzhen Pilot.

The picture shows Shi Hongfei attacking.

Image source: Visual China

  After the second stage, the eighth-ranked Sichuan has a record of 20 wins and 17 losses, the tenth-ranked Beikong has a record of 20 wins and 18 losses, the eleventh-ranked Shenzhen has 18 wins and 17 losses, and the twelfth-ranked Shougang has 16 wins and 19 losses. , Guangzhou ranked 15th with 14 wins and 23 losses.

  According to the competition system, there will be 12 teams entering the playoffs. With about 20 games left for most of the teams, the competition for playoff qualification will be an important highlight in the final stage of the league.

  However, it is interesting that some teams may not have much "obsession" for specific rankings under the premise of entering the playoffs.

  This is because according to the current schedule, the first two rounds of the playoffs (12 into 8 and 8 into 4) are single-elimination systems, and there is probably no home or away points. The regular season rankings bring almost the advantage No.

Data map: On January 10, in the 28th round of the second stage of the 2020-2021 season of the Chinese Men's Basketball League (CBA), the Shenzhen Marco Polo team narrowly beat the Beijing Shougang team 95 to 92.

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  However, this also means that the teams will face their potential opponents in the playoffs will be more exciting.

The longest season's impact finally appears

  This season's CBA regular season reached an unprecedented 56 rounds, 10 more rounds than last season.

For fans, there are more games to watch, and for sponsors, it has increased the exposure rate, so the CBA official decision has been supported by most people.

  But such changes have pros and cons.

At the end of the second stage, there has been a large-scale wave of injuries.

Zhou Qi, Shen Zijie, Zhai Xiaochuan, Zhao Jiwei and other players all suffered injuries of varying degrees.

Two days ago, Beijing Shougang officially announced that Zhai Xiaochuan will miss the third stage of the game due to injury.

  Injuries in players may be caused by a variety of reasons, and fatigue is one of the more common causes.

Not only this season, there have been injuries caused by fatigue at the end of many seasons in the past.

The long schedule of this season may bring higher risks.

Data map: Zhao Jiwei in the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Yu Haiyang

  Some games in the second stage were regarded by fans as some teams strategically giving up in order to preserve their physical strength against opponents who were closer in strength and were more likely to compete with themselves for a place in the playoffs.

There is no small controversy about this approach, and fans are more willing to see the team use the thickness of the bench to face the pressure of the schedule.

  The CBA league is about to enter the most exciting stage, there may be many elements, but no one wants to see including injuries.