Hey… let’s stoke up those Yi to Boston with the 5th pick rumors again. In this piece that higlights Golden State’s desire to trade up in the draft to take Yi Jianlian… is this tidbit:According to several NBA officials I’ve spoken to in the last week, Yi and his posse — i.e. agent Dan Fegan and the Chinese government — would love nothing more than to see Yi wind up a major market, preferably one with a significant Chinese population. The scuttlebutt is the Yi group has targeted four teams: Atlanta, Boston, Golden State and Chicago.
So Danny seems to love Yi… and Yi seems to love Boston…. or at least he would if he ever left LA to work out somewhere else. At any rate… it’s very interesting because we know how loyal these players are to the Chinese government… and we know that NBA GM’s are generally wusses who cave to players’ demands. In all actuality… I believe Yi will be a Warrior… and it’s only matter of which lottery team Golden State deals with.
Hey look… some else is hosting the Carnival of the NBA. The 45th edition is now up at I Want To Be A Sports Agent. Check out what the rest of the NBA blogosphere has to offer.
How did I miss this from our buddy Pau Gasol? Sounds like a trade demand to me… it comes from his personal website PauGasol.com“If they really want to keep me, then they have to make the necessary effort to get players around me that can compete at the maximum level. I want to be on a winning team that has ambition and fights for everything with stronger players”
Come on… we can make a move with Chris Wallace for Pau. And speaking of Wallace… a tip o’ the hat to forums member johnnythebone for finding this doozy about Wallace when he traded away Joe Johnson. Guess it could have been Kedrick Brown… but Wallace decided Johnson was the guy to give up instead. Ouch. For other ouchies in Wallace’s career… check out Jessica Camerato’s piece at Hoopsworld.
The Herald and Globe are both Celtics-free. The Herald does have this piece on George Karl’s son, who is a cancer survivor and all around tough s.o.b.
Former Celtics becoming coaches: Kenney Anderson with the CBA’s Krunk, and Scott Wedman with the CBA’s Explorers | Orien Greene faces a critical season | Oh… so many Kobe items. Let’s just pick this one: The Lakers don’t plan on trading him.