Lawrence Frank made it clear Thursday that last year's players "didn’t commit to the team," and that something had to be done. "We made the decision as an organization that we would have to deal Richard, and felt we got one of the better young players in the league," he said of Yi Jianlian. In spite of the youth of the current team, Frank says the goal is still the playoffs come April.
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