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Yi Jianlian is ready for his 2nd stint in the NBA, feels stronger and confident

Yi Jianlian is ready to come back to the NBA for the 2nd time.

After being drafted sixth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2007 NBA Draft, Yi Jianlian did not meet expectations. 186 more words


Laker Film Room: How Yi Jianlian fits with the Lakers

The Lakers made a shocking move to sign Yi Jianlian late in free agency. The former first round pick has not played in the NBA since 2012 and is widely viewed as a bust. 185 more words

Los Angeles Lakers

Yi Jianlian officially signs contract with the Lakers

The start of training camps in the NBA is about a month away now, with preseason action following shortly after, starting in early October.

While the bulk of the Lakers’ roster is set in stone, the front office is still making moves. 264 more words

Los Angeles Lakers

Five players the Lakers were considering before agreeing to terms with Yi Jianlian

Did the Lakers choose the best player out of the free agency field?

(Editor’s Note: The contents of this article are mostly satirical in nature, if it was not immediately clear. 568 more words

Los Angeles Lakers

Report: Lakers in talks to sign China's Yi Jianlian

Aug. 17 UPDATE: Per Marc Stein, the Lakers and Jianlian are finalizing a deal in the range of $8 million for one year.

Yi Jianlian update: ESPN sources say the Lakers are now in the midst of finalizing a one-year deal in the $8 million range w/the China star.

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The Forgotten Man Of Chinese Hoops: Why Wang Zhelin's Wasted Potential Can Still Be Redeemed

Along with the emergence of Zhou Qi, a familiar habit has occurred within Chinese basketball; namely the complete shifting of media focus from one NBA hopeful to another. 981 more words

Chinese Basketball Association

The Old Master Fights Back; Yi Jianlian Bests Zhou Qi In Clash Of Past Vs. Future

A meeting of the old guard and the new generation is a once-in-a-decade experience in any sport, but for Chinese basketball, such encounters have an extra special meaning. 152 more words

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