This is a follow up to the much discussion that has been put into Yi or Yi's representatives demanding a certain amount of playing time before he would agree to play for Milwaukee. Apparently this is not the case
"I know no promises were made, because I was involved with some conversations where promises were being sought out," Krystkowiak said. "I was adamant and said that's not the way it's going to happen. We're going to do what we would do for any other player, especially a sixth pick in the draft."
After the Bucks signed Yi, reports surfaced that team owner Herb Kohl and general manager Larry Harris had promised the former Guangdong Tigers star that he would play 25 minutes a game.
Harris also contested that version of the story Friday.
"They didn't want him to come here, sit on the bench and just languish," Harris said of Chinese basketball officials. "He was the best player in China last year, the most marketable, the most recognizable.
"He was a three-time MVP (in the Chinese Basketball Association), champion three out of the last five years. So it was almost like we were taking their son from their country. They wanted to make sure we take care of him, and that's what we promised we would do, make him the player that he wants to be. The word minutes never came up."
It seems that the situation wasn't what many people originally thought, in any case im interested to see him at the 4 spot this year.
Seems like the Bucks management is trying to dodge the issue. Obviously they gave him some kind of guarantee, even if it wasn't necessarily 25 minutes a game. Like Harris said himself, Yi's people didn't want him to come to Milwaukee to sit on the bench. They wouldn't have changed their minds about letting him come over if he wasn't promised at least a solid spot in the rotation.