Saturday , Jan , 10 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Yi Jianlian Breaks Pinkie

Yi out four weeks

Yi Jianlian broke his right pinkie trying to make a steal. The Nets’ starting power forward is expected to miss at least four weeks.

Yi has been playing well lately. This was his fourth straight game with at least 10 points. He finished with 16 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes.

The Nets have Eduardo Najera, Ryan Anderson and Bobby Simmons whom they could use at power forward. Also, Stromile Swift, who was away from the team for personal reasons, is expected to return soon.