Yi Jianlian Silences Critics By Starting At Power Forward For Milwaukee Bucks
Is Yi 19 or 22 years old? Is he going to conform to the NBA or continue challenging the league’s established norms? Is he a future star or over-hyped bust? Yi faced all these questions heading into Milwaukee’s training camp. So far, the rookie has provided answers with his strong play, beating out third year pro Charlie Villanueva for the starting power forward spot …
ESPN.com news services reports on Yi Jianlian winning the starting power forward spot in
Three weeks ago, first-round pick Yi Jianlian was not guaranteed playing time in
‘s rotation. Milwaukee
Talk about progress. The highly touted 6-foot-11 power forward from moved his way into the Bucks’ starting five for Wednesday night’s opener against Orlando.
Bucks coach Larry Krystkowiak unveiled his lineup Monday. Also getting a starting nod is veteran forward Desmond Mason, who signed as a free agent in the offseason to rejoin his former team.
My Very Quick Take: Is Yi 19 or 22 years old? Is he going to conform to the NBA or continue challenging the league’s established norms? Is he a future star or over-hyped bust?
Yi faced all these questions heading into
Mo Williams, Michael Redd, Desmond Mason, and Andrew Bogut round out
But Yi and the Bucks’ fate is linked to Bogut. The Australian must not only deliver a big season, but create space for Yi’s finesse game. If these two gel,
Training camp was a success for Yi.
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