"How is this guy going to guard anyone let alone the 3point line?"
WTF makes you think he will be guarding the 3-point line?
"poor guy can barely dunk"
You don't need to dunk when you can reach above the rim standing flat on the floor.
"Why would he come to the NBL when he would earn way more $ if he stayed in China."
I've heard there is some pay dispute going on in China. Don't know the details, and don't really understand why, but supposedly several players are looking to sign elsewhere.
But yes, if he's looking to further his international aspirations, getting on the court in the NBL is better than the CBA.
And who knows what he's getting paid. There is only a MINIMUM for DPs. There's no maximum.
Many teams are now using DP slots to simply extend their roster. We had DPs starting last season.
It's probable they needed League permission to sign an Asian-Market player as a DP, and possibly the league is chipping in.