Yi Returning Early to New Jersey

Yi is dominating for Team China, but Chinese media reports that Yi has requested to return stateside to prepare for the upcoming NBA season: “Yi Jianlian was expected to play next week for Team China in the country’s Stankovic Cup, but Chinese media are reporting he may bag that tournament and return to New Jersey early. The national teams from Angola, Australia, Turkey and China will take part in the Cup, which is held Aug. 28-31 in Kunshan. Chinese officials had said they expected Yi to play in the Cup, but it now appears he is headed to the US.”