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LA Lakers looking to sign Yi JianLian

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by mig0s, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. mig0s

    mig0s Member

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    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...um=referral&utm_campaign=programming-national
     
  2. tinman

    tinman You want to protect the world
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    You should have bumped that old Yi thread .
     
  3. WinorLoseMate

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    In my eyes, Yi is an NBA level player. Mediocre. But still NBA level.
     
  4. swyyyguy

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    Can't wait for the Yi as a Los Angeles Laker thread!!
     
  5. supdudes

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    So much hype for this move, I have.
     
  6. RocketsLegend

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    who the hell cares?
     
  7. jchu14

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    This sina article said it's a done deal for vet minimum of $1.14mil/year.

    In Chinese
    http://2016.sina.com.cn/china/2016-08-17/doc-ifxuxnak0456119.shtml

    Yi is taking a huge paycut to play in the NBA. His current contract is over $3mil USD per year. He must think he could command more money in the future.

    I think he's good enough to be a solid role player and I think LA will suit him better than Milwaukee.
     
  8. A_3PO

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    The Lakers are playing for absolutely nothing, so getting minutes shouldn't be a problem.
     
  9. tinman

    tinman You want to protect the world
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    I remember Yi, he had a game, it was called Yuck
     
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    Morey and Les are spreading the wealth. Lakers will be sponsored soon by Peak and ZTE if they sign Yi.
     
  12. Asian Sensation

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    In 2007 he was 4 years away from being 4 years away. So I guess it's really time now.
     
  13. jlwee

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    Who cares about Yi when you have Qi.
     
  14. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Come on, guys.

    Let's wish him the best, he is known to be a hard worker.

    He always delivered for the National team and Guangdong Tigers!
     
  15. Haymitch

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    Pretty sure during the game against China the broadcaster (Doug Collins I think) noted that he was not at all a hard worker and that was a big reason for his lack of success in the NBA.
     
  16. toycannon

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    I watched him in a few games this Olympics and he can be a solid reserve in the NBA.
     
  17. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    I am not sure but the times I watched Guangdong and he was always in good shape.

    Hardly caught him out of shape like Harden or Tmac.

    Maybe he could add more to his arsenal of weapons but I thought injuries was the major reason it did not work out and of course his soft play down low. :cool:
     
  18. SamFisher

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    Is he 29 or 32 now?
     
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    If he's going to take a pay cut and play for the min. I would call the Warriors and see if they were interested.
     
  20. Haymitch

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    Yeah, to be fair Collins' comment on his work ethic was specifically about his NBA days, and not about how he is now in China.
     
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