Found November 27, 2011 on Bloguin Best:
Washington Wizards' free-agent Yi Jianlian is currently living the expression, "If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all." Yi has been playing with Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association during the lockout and in a recent game against Beijing, suffered an injury to his right knee (via and will sit out at least two weeks for the knee to heal. The results show for the medial collateral ligament injury, the initial diagnosis requires at least two weeks of rest. However, the club said Monday [Yi] will also visit Hong Kong for further examination and treatment. This is the last thing Yi needed heading into the new season. An injury to his MCL might cast doubt on Washington or any would-be suitor for Yi's services. However, according to the report, Yi has stated the injury isn't bad as it may seem. …not serious! Within two to four weeks will be able to return to play! Thank you for concern! Two to four weeks huh Yi? You do...

Yi Jianlian hurts knee in Chinese league

Yi Jianlian went down with a right knee injury as his CBA team, Guangdong, was defeated by Stephon Marbury and the Beijing Ducks on Thursday. Sina Sports recently reported that the knee injury isn’t too serious, but unlike JR Smith, Yi will still be forced to rest for at least two weeks. Here’s a link to Sina’s article in Chinese, and an excerpt from my poorly-translated...

Yi injures knee in China

Yi Jianlian is expected to be sidelined for two to four weeks after suffering a sprained knee ligament while playing in China. Yi hurt his MCL in Friday game's while playing for Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association. Unlike other NBA players who have signed to play in China, Yi has an opt-out clause and can return to the NBA. Currently a free agent, Yi appeared in...

Yi Jianlian Injured His Right Knee Playing in China

Eazy Yi recently became the latest NBAer to suffer an injury while playing overseas during the lockout. He’s expected to miss 2-4 weeks. China Daily reports: “Guangdong Hongyuan star center Yi Jianlian was injured midway the game when teammate Zhu Fangyu crushed him in the right leg while falling after a scramble with Beijing’s Stephon Marbury. Yi, who started his game with...

Report: Yi Jianlian out 2-4 weeks

Players will be making their way back from overseas now that the lockout is effectively over, yes, even those that signed with the Chinese Basketball Association and their “no opt-out” rule. You’re going to see a slew of releases over everything from “injuries” like strained hamstrings to “personal differences” as reasons why CBA teams “release”…

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Wizards could open training camp on Dec. 9

With the NBA reaching a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement, the next month or so will be a sprint, not a marathon, as teams will have to scramble to sign free agents, stage training camps and get ready for a 66-game season that is slated to begin on Christmas. The schedules will not be released until after the agreement is ratified, but the Wizards are currently...

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I thought I had one hell of a Black Friday shopping, but the NBA out did me!  They had the best and biggest deal. The NBA has officially announced that the players association and the NBA owners have reached an tentative agreement on a NBA season.  What does this mean?  Well, let's break it down.- Training Camps and Free Agency begin December 9th- 66 Game Season- Season begins...

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