Thursday, August 30, 2007

Yi Signs With Bucks

It appears NBA fans and analysts are now on track to start discussing the great Yi vs. Yao debate. Yi Jianlian fro, China and #6 pick of the Milwuakee Bucks has signed a contract and will be part of training camp in October. From

"The Milwaukee Bucks announced today that 2007 first round draft pick Yi Jianlian (EE jee-AHN-lee-AHN) has signed a multi-year contract. The Bucks 6th overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft, Yi Jianlian signed his contract in Hong Kong following a negotiating session with Mr. Chen Haitao, owner of the Guangdong Tigers. Bucks owner and team president Senator Herb Kohl, General Manager Larry Harris and Bucks Vice President Ron Walter were able to meet with Mr. Chen, as well as Yi and his family, as part of the process.

Yi Jianlian is expected to join the team for training camp that begins on Monday, October 1 at the Bucks Training Center in St. Francis, WI." (Full Article here)

There's already been discussions of whether Yi will become a better player then Yao Ming of the Rockets. I say give it at least a season or 2 to see what he's got, but for now I'd put smart money on Yao to finish his career with the better stats and possibly an NBA title.

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