The question is whether NBA players' contracts are considered valid during the lockout, when even players under contract are not receiving their salaries.
“I would rather play to stay in shape rather than stay idle,” Ibaka is quoted as saying. “We do not know how the lockout will go or the possibility for a player leaving the NBA to come to play here. But I would like an opportunity to play at a site where people like me. That would be nice, too.”