Call them the MavNets. Has any NBA champion ever signed so many New Jersey Nets?. Meet the newest MavNet--Yi!
Updated: December 31, 2011, 10:47 PM ET<!-- begin story body -->
Sources: Mavs, Yi Jianlian agree on deal
By Marc Stein
The Dallas Mavericks are about to sign a player they've long coveted, reaching terms Saturday on a one-year contract with free-agent forward Yi Jianlian, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
Unlike Wilson Chandler, J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin and Aaron Brooks -- who signed in China during the lockout and who will not be able to return to play in the NBA until the Chinese season ends in March -- Yi will receive his FIBA letter of clearance from Guangdong to immediately join the Mavericks because the Chinese Basketball Association's rules forbidding in-season out clauses for NBA players does not apply to Chinese nationals.
The world champion Dallas Mavericks signed Yi!
. Brandon Wright
, Yi Jianlian
Where have I heard these names before? Let me think, think!
I know what you're doing, Dallas Mavericks, and I don't like it one bit!
Your next target is Josh Boone!