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Yi Jianlian
PF/C - 7'0, 250lbs - 36 years old - 5 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2023 season
  • Birthdate: 10/27/1987
  • Drafted (NBA): 6th pick, 2007
  • Pre-draft team: Guangdong (China)
  • Country: China
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2007 NBA DraftNBADrafted 6th overall by Milwaukee.
29th August, 2007NBASigned four year, $13,008,739 rookie scale contract with Milwaukee. Included team options for 2009/10 and 2010/11.
2008 NBA DraftNBATraded by Milwaukee, along with Bobby Simmons, to New Jersey in exchange for Richard Jefferson.
30th October, 2008NBANew Jersey exercised 2009/10 team option.
29th October, 2009NBANew Jersey exercised 2010/11 team option.
29th June, 2010NBATraded by New Jersey, along with cash, to Washington in exchange for Quinton Ross.
10th October, 2011ChinaSigned a one year contract with Guangdong Southern Tigers. Included NBA out clause.
6th January, 2012ChinaExercised NBA out clause and left Guangdong Southern Tigers.
6th January, 2012NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Dallas. Immediately assigned to Texas Legends of the D-League.
9th January, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.
24th September, 2012ChinaSigned a one year contract with Guangdong Southern Tigers.
14th September, 2013ChinaSigned a two year contract with Guangdong Southern Tigers.
22nd June, 2015ChinaRe-signed by Guangdong to a five year contract.
18th August, 2016ChinaLeft Guangdong.
22nd August, 2016NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year, $8 million contract with L.A. Lakers.
24th October, 2016NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
29th October, 2016ChinaReturned to Guangdong.
Career Moves
2001 - June 2007Guangdong (China)
June 2007 - June 2008Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
June 2008 - June 2010New Jersey Nets (NBA)
June 2010 - June 2011Washington Wizards (NBA)
October 2011 - January 2012Guangdong (China)
January 2012 - June 2012Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
September 2012 - August 2016Guangdong (China)
August 2016 - October 2016L.A. Lakers (NBA)
October 2016 - presentGuangdong (China)
Articles about Yi Jianlian

June 27, 2010

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, whose tweets announced everything that was going to happen in the draft about 90 seconds before it did, reports that the Nets are trying to trade Yi Jianlian in package deals, but are not having much luck. Given the choice between trading for Yi Jianlian and not trading for Yi Jianlian, I too would probably chose not trading for Yi Jianlian.

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