Yi Jianlian knows the definition of "soft", thank you very much. He knows it's been applied to him...and he has a ready response, "I don't really think about what they say or not." It's a concern, as is a nagging fear that he doesn't get his importance to the franchise. He says he gets it, but Vince Carter isn't quite sure. Still, the GM who drafted him and the Buck coach who worked with him think he can be great.
- It's a tough call, but New Jersey Nets banking on Yi - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger
- Yi makes new start while Nowitzki hunts for NBA title - AFP