Monday, May 18th, 2009 at 11:30 am  |  36 responses

Eazy Yi on the Move?

The NY Daily News says Jianlian may have played his last game in The Swamp: “Coming off a season when he was demoted from the Nets’ starting lineup to the bench because of his lack of production, Yi Jianlian might have played his final game in New Jersey. Team sources say the Nets are interested in trying to deal the 7-foot small forward they acquired from Milwaukee last summer for Richard Jefferson. ‘They’re talking about moving him,” said a source. Yi’s struggles to improve his defense, rebounding and passing under Lawrence Frank didn’t sit well with GM Kiki Vandeweghe, who engineered the deal with the Bucks. Yi averaged 8.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 23 minutes per game, but was often privately criticized for looking only to shoot.”

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  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Yi is garbage, he’ll be outta the league as soon as his deal is up.

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  • http://ballislife.com/ Moose

    I still have faith in Yi Jianlian. Boston, make the move.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    As a Nets fan: yes! Trade Yi.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Yes Jefferson back to the swamp and Yi back to china

  • Statik

    Boston’s answer to that “big” 3 they missed? Could be Moose…Mikki, Big Baby, and some draft picks might tempt them

  • kwame

    i have faith in the dude…just give him the right coaching and system

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  • ab_40

    of he were european he’d go back to europe problem is he’s chinese and no sane man wants to play in china… asians girls are fine don’t get me wrong but still no internet or little to none websites to visit. cencorschip with almost everything. plus they’d kill him for coming back. so he better sign an MLE somewhere. he’s still a little stiff. maybe he should call dwigh howard and ask for some tips to get big cuz on finese he’s not gonna make it.

  • rav

    i guess the team that will trade for him will be one desperate for more tickets bought from the asian community

  • http://slamonline.com DONONE

    nice, he’d be a nice scquisition for the c’s….

  • http://www.sprint.com/palmpre dma

    the warriors are calling.

  • Ted Dong

    Eazy Yi needs a coach/team to really motivate him, and push him to that next level. Skillwise he’s pretty decent, but he tends to coast through the NBA season. A coach/team demeanor like the Celtics (sigh) would really push and beat him up into playing with motivation. That’s a good thing.

  • Ted Dong

    ab_40 is the reason why some commenters need to be banned.

  • that dude

    Why should ab_40 be banned? Not the most intelligent comment but he’s free to speak his mind.

    Yi is a b*tch… spoon fed by his coaches in China

  • Tavoris

    Nikoloz Tskitishvili part deux

  • Jacob

    if Yi went to boston, KG would scream at him so much it would make him wanna leave….it’ll be like big baby 2.0!!!! only worse!!!!!!!!

  • Tavoris

    If Yi can’t defend enuf to play in NJ, then he definitely won’t get time in Boston.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ that dude: Your comment just answered my question.

  • Quail

    NO CELTICS!!! they have enough players. it seems like they sign EVERYONE. pretty soon, every player in the league will be a celtic. damn…

  • Dave

    ab_40, letting us know why having a full bladder is more important than having a full cranium.

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com nba-jersey-king

    send to to Houston with Yao

  • http://nbainchina.com NBA China

    “still no internet or little to none websites to visit” – I’ve heard alot of crap being said about China, that one ranks near the top.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL nice one, Dave.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    No matter where he goes, he’ll be an all-star next season for sure.

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  • Ed

    This seems ripe for the Clippers.

  • Jarrod

    I’m pretty sure you can visit the same websites in China than an other country in the world.

  • Dutch Rob

    if Yi becomes an all star next season. Vince will become his old self and dunk right over him.

  • Seven Duece

    Somewhere, Don Nelson just jizzed his pants. Actually a Yi for Brandon Wright trade would be nice for both.

  • niQ

    yi just needs to get more experience. you guys are judging him too early.

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    @ niQ – who are we talking about? Who is Yi? he plays baskteball?
    news to me.
    on second news.
    eric gordon now has help!

  • http://www.nba.com JE

    Yi’s a bust. I really don’t think he’ll do any more in the NBA than he’s already done. The day he makes the All-Star game is the day the Chinese government needs to include All-Star voting in their online censorship.

  • http://LOSERSoftheweek bernard greene

    governer of california

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I didn’t think ‘anyone’ really played D till they made the playoffs anyway….

  • Comeup

    Its his 2nd Year? I say give him 3 more weeks… ship him if hes not doing what hes suppose to. Seems to me he really isnt motivated.