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Yi, Handlers Get What They Always Wanted

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When Yi Jianlian declared for the draft in 2007, he didn't just hire an agent. There was a basketball agent, a talent agent from the William Morris Agency, a translator and a small army of publicists. Then, there was Milwaukee. It seemed such a waste. Now, the Chinese player is across one river from America's largest Chinatown and two rivers from Brooklyn, where there's a quarter million native-born Chinese.