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Yi Jianlian: Anybody Want Some?

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Last year, the Nets traded Richard Jefferson for what will amount to be cap room in 2010.

They got back Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons, both of whom suck, but both of whom would help the team financially during the super summer of next season.

Simmons still comes off the books, so I guess the Nets are getting what they ultimately wanted.

But they also got Yi, and expected him to be part of their young core, a core which includes Devin Harris and soon-to-be-drafted Brook Lopez, Ryan Andersen, and Chris Douglas-Roberts.

Yi had been the fifth-overall pick one year prior, and his poor showing was claimed to have been related to his desire not to play in Milwaukee. Apparently, Jersey is more fun.

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