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Yi Jianlian Signs Two-Year Deal With Guangdong Southern Tigers

Yi Jianlian has signed a two-year contract with the Guangdong Southern Tigers, the club announced. Jianlian's deal does not contain an NBA out clause, meaning he will not be let out until 2015. The Southern Tigers won the Chinese championship last season. Jianlian was the sixth overall pick of the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2007 NBA draft.
Via RealGM
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Are NBA Stars Hanging Out With Yi Jianlian?

First it was Dwight and John Wall, now Ricky Rubio is speaking Mandarin and hanging out with Yi Jianlian. Does this guy sell great weed or something? Is he a pimp? There has to be some reason Yi Jianlian is having so many hangouts recently. My money’s on drug dealer. Super Asian drug dealer. Dwight Wearing The Dumbest Shirt R Kelly Hits Halfcourt Shot
Via Menudo Bol
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Yi Jianlian weighing offer from Real Madrid before NBA return

Yi Jianlian may have ended last season with the Dallas Mavericks where he logged 30 starts and just under 3 points per game, but you'd be hard pressed to doubt he still has a lot of game left.  Jianlian's play at the 2012 London Olympics for China was proof enough. And while the 7-footer envisions himself continuing to play in the NBA, the overseas offers are starting...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Mavs add 7-foot Chinese forward Yi Jianlian

The Dallas Mavericks have recalled 7-foot forward Yi Jianlian from their D-League team. Yi was scheduled to join the Mavericks in time for their game Tuesday night at Detroit. Yi signed a free agent contract with the Mavericks on Friday, and was then assigned to the Texas Legends. Yi averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in two games with the Legends. The former Chinese...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks Agree To Deal With Yi Jianlian

The Dallas Mavericks have a void on their frontline that was previously anchored by Tyson Chandler.  It appears they are now hoping the 6'10" Yi Jianlian can fill that void.  At least a little bit I guess.  Depending on where you come out on the subject of Yi, you might be skeptical.  Since being declared by Fran Fraschilla on draft night back in 2007 as "the Hip...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Yi Jianlian headed to Dallas

Injuries and a stacked forward rotation prohibited Yi Jianlian from having much impact in his one season with the Wizards. But it all seemed to click for Yi on one night in Dallas, when he came off the bench to score a season-high 14 points, match his season-high with 11 rebounds and notch a career-high four steals in a 102-92 loss. Read full article >>
Via Washington Post
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Mavs sign former lottery pick Jianlian

The Dallas Mavericks have bolstered the end of their bench and added more size to their front court after coming to an agreement with free agent Yi Jianlian, reports The Dallas Morning News. The 6-10 forward from China was the 6 overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Yi, 24, is entering his fifth NBA season, spending time with Milwaukee, the New Jersey Nets and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Mavericks sign F Jianlian

The Dallas Mavericks and free-agent forward Yi Jianlian have reached an agreement on a one-year deal, according to The deal is expected to be completed in the next two days. Jianlian, who is rehabilitating from a knee injury, will likely join the Mavericks' D-League affiliate in Frisco, Texas. Jianlian, the No. 6 pick of Milwaukee in the 2007 draft, spent last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Yi Jianlian's Knee Picked A Bad Time To Get Injured

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...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 27, 2011  |  Discuss

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...
Via NBA 24/7 365
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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