Meet the 7-foot-2 20-year-old (supposedly) that could be an option for the Sixers at the end of the first round. For a country that is crazy about basketball, it is strange there hasn't been a Chinese player drafted into the NBA since Yi Jianlian almost a decade ago. Back then, even Yao Ming was buying into the hype of Yi by suggesting he resembled a ‘taller Amar'e Stoudemire'...
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June 13, 2016
A late entry into the 2016 NBA Draft, could Chinese center Zhou Qi fit into Milwaukee’s big man rotation? Who Is Zhou Qi? Zhou Qi is the first Chinese basketball player to declare for the draft in nearly a decade, and once he’s drafted he’ll be the first Chinese NBA player since Yi Jianlian. Milwaukee […] NBA Draft 2016 Prospect Watch: Zhou Qi - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind...
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April 20, 2016
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 https://t.co/oD25sVVvLq — Michael Beasley (@easyst0) February...
CHANGSHA, China (AP) Guo Ailun and Zhou Qi combined to lead China to a 78-67 win over the Philippines in the FIBA Asia basketball final on Saturday, helping the host nation secure an Olympic slot and finish the continental tournament unbeaten. Guo led the scoring with 19 points, 19-year-old center Zhou had 16 points and 14 rebounds and former NBA player Yi Jianlian pulled down 15...
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October 03, 2015 | Discuss
The Los Angeles Lakers had interest in Yi Jianlian this offseason. Yi was the sixth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Yi returned to China during the lockout and has played there since 2012 after a brief stint with the Dallas Mavericks.
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...
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