Steve Francis is now the latest former NBA player to “take his talents” overseas. The Franchise joins a long list of former NBA players to bolt to China.  Some notable names include Rafer Alston, Ricky Davis, Quincy Douby, Fred Jones, Josh Boone, and Javaris Crittenton.  For more information, check out NiuBBall.com: “According to CCTV5′s NBA analyst and Sina Sports writer, Yu Jia, Steve Francis is all set to join Marbury in the Chinese Basketball Association this December. Yu reported ‘Beijing and [Steve] Francis is basically a done deal’ via his Sina Microblog (China’s equivalent to Twitter) earlier today. Sina Sports has a full writeup, reporting that Francis and Beijing have a preliminary two-year deal agreement in place. The contract is to be worth $2 million annually. Beijing’s GM, Yuan Chao, has been quoted as saying that the deal is not official as of yet.”