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  1. Tuesday And-1 links: The Nets dancer uniforms are… pretty fly?

    Sep 25, 2012, 7:10 PM EST

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    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like the twitterverse loves making fun of replacement referees. • The photo to the…

  2. Yi Jianlian reiterates he wants to be in NBA, not Europe

    Aug 21, 2012, 9:16 AM EST

    Yi Jianlian

    There hasn’t been much of an NBA market for former No. 6 overall pick Yi Jianlian this summer. After riding the Dallas bench last summer Yi had a strong Olympics leading China, well, until he strained his MCL in the final game. But he looked like a guy with the length, athleticism and shooting to…

  3. Monday And-1 links: Looking at the Lakers offense with Howard

    Aug 20, 2012, 6:29 PM EST

    Dwight Howard

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • With all the hits Dwight Howard took on the public relations side lately,…

  4. Yi Jianlian could miss NBA season with MCL strain from Olympics

    Aug 15, 2012, 9:58 AM EST

    China's Yi Jianlian leaves the court after he injured his right knee against Australia during their men's preliminary round Group B basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games

    With a major international basketball tournament like the Olympics, you hope to get through it without a major injury, but you know there likely will be one. In this case, it was NBA free agent and Chinese basketball star Yi Jianlian. So tweets NetsDaily.com. Chinese media says Yi Jianlian has MCL strain which will affect…

  5. Thursday Olympics recap: Spain almost falls to host nation

    Aug 2, 2012, 8:31 PM EST

    Olympics Day 6 - Basketball

    On a day that the USA routed Nigeria and looked pretty invincible doing it, some of the other supposed powers of the Olympics showed signs of vulnerability. Now comes the disclaimer — d read too much into that. Once you get into the one-and-done medal round tournament a sloppy game a week before doesn’t matter.…

  6. Tuesday Olympics recap: Spain wins but gets a reason to worry

    Jul 31, 2012, 10:02 PM EST

    Olympics Day 4 - Basketball

    We’ve told you about the big games of the day… well the one big game — France’s minor but key upset of Argentina — and the other big game for us, the expected USA rout of Tunisia. But there were four other games played in London on Tuesday that you didn’t watch. That’s why we’re…

  7. Olympics Day 1 roundup: Argentina picks up key victory

    Jul 30, 2012, 12:02 AM EST

    Argentinian guard Emanuel Ginobili (2dR)

    We’ve broken down the USA win over France a few ways now, but there were five other games in the Olympics on Sunday. And we know you didn’t watch all of them because you were entranced by beach volleyball. We get that. To help you out, here is a recap of the rest of the…

  8. Here are all 39 NBA players taking part in Olympics

    Jul 27, 2012, 12:29 PM EST

    File photo of U.S. basketball Chairman Colangelo and the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team posing in Las Vegas

    The Olympic basketball tournament is loaded with NBA players. Loaded. There are 39, and that is just guys currently on rosters (there are a couple not on now that likely will be by the time camp opens. Here is a list of all the NBA players in the Olympic tournament. Not a coincidence that the…

  9. Yi Jianlian will carry China’s national flag in Olympic Opening Ceremonies

    Jul 25, 2012, 3:09 PM EST

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    They’ve got 1.3 billion people and they choose Yi Jianlian? Yes. Apparently so. Reports out of China say that the washout NBA player will carry China’s national flag into the Opening Ceremonies of the London Olympics Friday night. (Thanks to Dan Devine at Ball Don’t Lie for finding this.) This news leaks a day after…

  10. Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony to be in Chinese sci-fi film

    Jun 18, 2012, 4:30 PM EST

    Tommy Hilfiger Womens - Backstage - Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    And we have a winner in our strangest video of the day contest… As we told you was coming a couple years ago, the NBA has teamed up with a Chinese film studio to have NBA stars — Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, plus Yi Jianlian and former Bull Scottie Pippen — appear in a Chinese…

  11. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Celtics smack Heat around. Again.

    Apr 11, 2012, 9:19 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat

    What you missed while eating a pizza stuffed with hot dogs in the crust (no, that does not come with a free side of angioplasty)… Bulls 98, Knicks 86: Derrick Rose missed another game — that is now 23 this season — but the Bulls were the better team and got the win in our…

  12. Yi Jianlian recalled by Mavericks, solving all their problems

    Jan 9, 2012, 3:12 PM EST

    Yi Jianlian

    The Dallas Mavericks don’t just want one low-cost project big man to fill out their rotation. They want all of them. Dallas’ signing of Ian Mahinmi last summer has paid off nicely this year, and in an effort to find a similarly successful player on an equally affordable salary, the Mavs signed former lottery pick…

  13. The NBA D-League Showcase Begins Today. Wait, What’s A D-League Showcase?

    Jan 9, 2012, 11:12 AM EST

    Antoine Walker D-League

    The eighth annual NBA Development League Showcase will tip off at 1 p.m. ET on Monday afternoon as executives from all 30 NBA teams (and your’s truly for Pro Basketball Talk) converge on Reno, Nev., to get an in-person look at the top prospects playing in the NBA’s official minor league. The D-League has quite…

  14. Report: Mavericks to add Yi Jianlian

    Dec 31, 2011, 10:27 PM EST

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    The Mavericks continue to search out new ways to improve their team after getting their first win Friday over Toronto. ESPN.com reports that the Mavs will be adding Chinese forward Yi Jianlian. The deal is likely to be finalized within the next 48 hours, sources said. After looking mostly at centers to fortify their frontcourt…

  15. Don’t go blaming the lockout when injuries pile up

    Nov 29, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

    Starting Dec. 9 when training camps open, guys are going to get injured. And when it happens you are going to inevitably hear an announcer or that fool down bar from you drinking Bud Light say, “That’s because of the lockout.” No, it’s not. While it seems intuitive, it just doesn’t work that way. A…

  16. Report: Yi Jianlian out 2-4 weeks

    Nov 26, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

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    Players will be making their way back from overseas now that the lockout is effectively over, yes, even those that signed with the Chinese Basketball Association and their “no opt-out” rule. You’re going to see a slew of releases over everything from “injuries” like strained hamstrings to “personal differences” as reasons why CBA teams “release”…

  17. Friday one liners: Steve Nash vs. Jason Kidd charity game

    Nov 25, 2011, 6:57 PM EST

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    Like the leftovers you are trying to fashion into meal, here are few things scattered around today we are fashioning into a post. • Up at UC Berkley (what you call Cal) there is a charity game scheduled now for Dec. 10 billed as “Steve Nash vs. Jason Kidd” (via the twitter of Yahoo’s Marc…

  18. Yi Jianlian signs deal to play in China during lockout

    Oct 10, 2011, 10:07 AM EST

    Jianlian

    Yi Jianlian, the second best player to come to the NBA out of China and who played last season for the Washington Wizards, is headed home. Yi has signed a deal to play in China during the lockout. That in and of itself is not a shock — he’s a star over there and had…

  19. Yi Jianlian out two to four weeks with knee sprain

    Dec 15, 2010, 2:07 PM EST

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    Tuesday night in some jostling under the basket, Ron Artest and Yi Jianlian collided and you could see Yi’s knee buckle a little. Yi still got called for the foul on Ron Ron, of course. Wednesday Yi had an MRI that has showed a sprain in the knee and he will be out two to…

  20. Wall, Yi will miss Miami game with injuries

    Nov 29, 2010, 7:11 PM EST

    John Wall Practice Dance

    According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, both John Wall and Yi Jianlian will miss tonight’s Heat-Wizards tilt due to knee injuries. Wall has missed five of his last seven games, and he had his worst performance as a pro in his most recent game. Yi has missed the last seven Heat games. This is a bummer…

  21. New CBA, their own play leaves much of 2007 draft class hanging without extensions

    Oct 19, 2010, 8:44 AM EST

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    Kevin Durant got his, because he is a value at any price. Joakim Noah got his because he is a cornerstone of what is being built in Chicago. Al Horford may get one because, well, if you’re going to pay Joe Johnson that ridiculous money you better have something left over for Horford. But that…

  22. Notes from a night of watching preseason hoops

    Oct 6, 2010, 9:20 AM EST

    Turns out more than just the Miami Heat played last night. There were eight games on the docket and while results don’t matter things like how players looked and took advantage of opportunities do. Here are a few notes from a night of flipping through League Pass: * There was a time just a few…

  23. NBA Season Preview: The Washington Wizards

    Oct 1, 2010, 4:32 PM EST

    Last season: 26-56, which actually sounds better than it was. The Wizards were disappointing long before two pistols ever found their way into the Washington locker room, or Gilbert Arenas unholstered his finger guns, or the Wiz started trading away their most productive players.   Head Coach: Flip Saunders. Considering last season’s extracurricular activities, Saunders…

  24. Yi Jianlian battling inflamed Achilles

    Sep 5, 2010, 1:50 PM EST

    Things have been looking up for Yi Jianlian. He is out of the swamps of Jersey (and into the swamp that is Washington D.C.). He will play in an up-tempo offense next to John Wall, which could put his athleticism to use. He has been working out with David Thorpe. He has been looking good…

  25. Could Yi Jianlian be a Washington version of Rashard Lewis?

    Aug 17, 2010, 8:15 AM EST

    Yi Jianlian, a solid player but pretty pedestrian scorer by NBA standards, is taking on a new and very difficult role this summer — team star and leader. He is the big name on the Chinese national team heading into the World Championships in Turkey. It’s been tough going recently, with China struggling in scrimmages…

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