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Will Yi Jianlian’s NBA Comeback be Successful?

Yi Jianlian was drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Jianlian lasted in the league until 2012 bouncing around to four different NBA teams before heading back to the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. Jianlian is making his return to the NBA for the first time since the 2012 season as he has signed a one-year...
Via The Sports Journal
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Lakers finalize deal with Chinese big man Yi Jianlian

The Lakers finalized an agreement to sign Chinese big man Yi Jianlian on Monday, the team announced. Jianlian, 28, last played in the NBA in 2012 with the Dallas Mavericks, his fourth team in five seasons after being drafted No. 6 overall by the...
Via The OC Register
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yi Jianlian Highlights: NBA, China, Olympics

Highlights from Yi Jianlian and his former NBA career and time in China before the Los Angeles Lakers signed him in 2016.
Via Lakers Nation
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

How Yi Jianlian Fits With The Lakers

One year removed from signing a three-year extension with the Guangdong Tigers, Yi Jianlian has shown flashes of what the Bucks thought they might get when they selected him sixth overall in the 2007 draft. His ability to stretch the floor and put the ball in the basket has been the highlight of the Chinese olympic basketball experience in 2016. Posting the third highest scoring...
Via RealGM - NBA
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Yi Jianlian Is Ready For An NBA Comeback

After being out of the NBA since 2012, China's star big man Yi Jianlian will be making his return. The 7'0", five year NBA veteran reportedly signed a one year deal recently with the Los Angeles Lakers for roughly eight million dollars, per ESPN's Marc Stein. Yi's NBA Stats Per 36 MinutesYEARTEAMPTSREBBLK2007-08MIL12.47.51.22008-09NJN13.38.31.52009-10NJN13.68.11.02010-11WAS11...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers To Sign Yi Jianlian To One-Year Deal

The Los Angeles Lakers are nearing a deal with former NBA lottery pick and current NBA star, Yi Jianlian.
Via Lakers Nation
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Lakers In ‘Advanced Discussions’ To Sign Yi Jianlian

Yi Jianlian hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2011-12 season, but that hasn’t stopped one team from showing interest in bringing him back. The Los Angeles Lakers are that team, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The Los Angeles Lakers are in advanced discussions to try to bring China star Yi Jianlian back to the NBA, according to league sources. — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine...
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers in talks with Chinese star Yi Jianlian

Remember Chinese basketball player Yi Jianlian? The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly attempting to sign him. ESPN’s Marc Stein shared the news on Tuesday night: The Los Angeles Lakers are in advanced discussions to try to bring China star Yi Jianlian back to the NBA, according to league sources. — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 17, 2016 Jianlian was the No. 6 overall...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Beasley and Yi Jianlian take home CBA MVP honors

Two former NBA lottery picks picked up big awards from the Chinese Basketball Association on Monday. Former Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley was named foreign MVP while former Washington Wizard Yi Jianlian was named domestic MVP. Great season fellas, happy to be apart of something special!! #6lessings #6elieve #6easley — Michael Beasley (@easyst0) February...
Via The Comeback
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly tried to bring Yi Jianlian back to the NBA

By Darryn Albert These days, former No. 6 overall pick Yi Jianlian is 30 years old and a punchline in NBA circles, widely considered to be one of the biggest draft busts of all-time. Ever since the Milwaukee Bucks selected him in the lottery over Joakim Noah in 2007, all Yi did was bounce around four different teams in five seasons, averaging 7.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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