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Old 04-19-2007, 05:15 PM   #18
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Default Re: Yi Jianlian is coming into the NBA

Here is Yi Jianlian's International Performance

The major highlight of his CBA career was in January of 2005, when Yi shot 16 of 16 from the field, scoring 34 points. In international play, he averaged 13.5 points and 8 rebounds a game against the USA in two games, playing against Dwight Howard, Elton Brand, and Chris Bosh. He has played at both the 2004 Olympic Games and at the 2006 FIBA World Championship with the Chinese national basketball team, showing great promise and impressing coaches on both the Chinese National Team as well as the coaches from other countries.

You Keep on hyping Andrea Bargnani while it seems that Yi Jianlian is better than him before he enters the NBA.

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April 4, 2007

The season, and perhaps his CBA career, is over for Yi Jianlian. Despite the loss against Bayi, he had a nice farewell game. Yi gifted us with a very good sample of his jumper repertoire: off the dribble, off the low post, in turnaround fashion, fading away, even a clutch three-pointer. It wasn’t the most accurate day for him, but he always looked balanced, under control and able to knock them down. He was also very active, and effective, in transition, while he delivered increased effort on defense. He had 22 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Still, his overall performance in the CBA Finals was a bit disappointing.

Yi has received now the call for the Chinese National Team. This year the CBA has finished sooner than usual in order to allow the National Team to have an extended period of time to practice and play games against quality opponents, all pointing towards next year’s Olympic Games to be held in Beijing, which is a top priority for the Chinese Federation.

Jianlian is playing in his fourth season with Guangdong in the Chinese Basketball Association, and is enjoying his best campaign so far. He led Guangdong to the CBA title, averaging a shade less than 20 points and 10 rebounds per game in the playoffs, while the Tigers amassed a 10-1 postseason record. Throughout the regular season, Jianlian averaged 20.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game recording 20 double-doubles in the process. Jianlian topped the 30-point mark eight times, including a 43 point performance in the final game of the regular season. Dominating the CBA is one thing, but expanding his game to excel in the NBA will be a huge jump for Jianlian to make.

That is a better pick than Andrea Bargnani. How in the world can you call a guy who leads china in scoring a bust?

Yi Jianlian has potential to make it big in the NBA. IF stiffs like Andrea Bargnani can make it in the NBA. Yi Jianlian can also dominate

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