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Yi Jianlian - PF/C, 7'0, 250
Signed in China - Signed with Guangdong Tigers
       Date of birth: 10/27/1987
       Country: China
     Drafted (NBA): 6th pick, 2007
     Out of: Guangdong (China)
  NBA Experience: 5 years
  Hand: Right

2007 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 6th overall by Milwaukee.
29th August, 2007 NBA Signed four year, $13,008,739 rookie scale contract with Milwaukee. Included team options for 2009/10 and 2010/11.
2008 NBA Draft NBA Traded by Milwaukee, along with Bobby Simmons, to New Jersey in exchange for Richard Jefferson.
30th October, 2008 NBA New Jersey exercised 2009/10 team option.
29th October, 2009 NBA New Jersey exercised 2010/11 team option.
29th June, 2010 NBA Traded by New Jersey, along with cash, to Washington in exchange for Quinton Ross.
10th October, 2011 China Signed a one year contract with Guangdong Southern Tigers. Included NBA out clause.
6th January, 2012 China Exercised NBA out clause and left Guangdong Southern Tigers.
6th January, 2012 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Dallas. Immediately assigned to Texas Legends of the D-League.
9th January, 2012 D-League Recalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.
24th September, 2012 China Signed a one year contract with Guangdong Southern Tigers.
14th September, 2013 China Signed a two year contract with Guangdong Southern Tigers.
22nd June, 2015 China Re-signed by Guangdong to a five year contract.
18th August, 2016 China Left Guangdong.
22nd August, 2016 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed one year $8 million contract with L.A. Lakers.
24th October, 2016 NBA Waived by L.A. Lakers.
29th October, 2016 China Returned to Guangdong.
When: Where:
2001 - June 2007 Guangdong (China)
June 2007 - June 2008 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
June 2008 - June 2010 New Jersey Nets (NBA)
June 2010 - June 2011 Washington Wizards (NBA)
October 2011 - January 2012 Guangdong (China)
January 2012 - June 2012 Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
September 2012 - August 2016 Guangdong (China)
August 2016 - October 2016 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
October 2016 - present Guangdong (China)
From blog:

   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 1

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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