When Ed Stefanski traveled to China last weekend to watch Yi Jianlian, Chinese Basketball Association officials gave him VIP seating high up in the Guangdong arena. He wasn't alone. The Sixers, Hornets, Warriors, Suns and Bulls were also there. Only the Nets and Warriors appear to be out of the lottery...the Suns have the Hawk pick. Chinese media noted the large group with one stating curiously that the Nets were "one of the first franchises that trusted in Yi's skills."
- Eyes on Yi - SportsYA
- NBA officials scouting for China's Yi - China Daily