Yi Jianlian, who, via his handlers, made it clear he had no interest in being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks, was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks. So the team took a chance on him changing his mind and embracing the city and team. But so far Bucks management has been unable to even get in touch with him. If this continues, the team may give up and trade him for another lottery pick, possibly Joakim Noah of the Bulls.
How long will the stand-off last? Jianlian will hurt his reputation around the league if it goes on for more than another day or two, probably. The Bucks must believe that he’ll adapt and get over it. We’ll see.