National Basketball Association Draft Profile - Yi Jianlian
Shen Zhen City
2007: Selected by Milwaukee in 1st round (6th overall) of the NBA Draft...2008: Traded to New Jersey with Bobby Simmons for Richard Jefferson, June 26th...2010: Traded to Washington for Quinton Ross, June 29th...2012: Signed with Dallas to to one-year deal, Jan. 9th.
Tremendous ball-handling ability for a player his size...Has a superb understanding of the game at such a young age...Excellent free-throw shooter...Overall shooting ability is sensational...Jump shot is tremendous and can connect regularly from 18-20 feet...Does not struggle when double-teamed...Awareness and court vision is above average...Long arms make him a tremendous asset at the defensive end...The main issue is his strength...Needs to add some muscle to be an effective power forward in the NBA...Tends to lose concentration with rough play...Does not play well with his back to the basket...Tends to put the ball on the floor too much...Does not always play with the fire coaches desire.
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