hey, i know this has to be taken with a grain of salt, but if we were asked before this offseason what we wanted yi to accomplish, he's pretty much done it all- bulked up, worked on his decision-making / skills, and shown success in games.
coming up are three games in three days to further measure the young man. from the latest article:
He's running the floor, dunking the ball on fast breaks, hitting long shots, making assists, rebounding and anchoring China's defence.
Yi Jianlian, 21 years old and 2.13 metres (seven-foot) tall, is coming of age at the ongoing Asian Basketball Championships, replacing the iconic but injured Yao Ming as the core player on Team China.
In six unbeaten matches, Yi is leading China with 18.5 points per game, 10.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots and is second on the team in assists with 2.7 per match.