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Waiting for Yi

Everyone seems to be impatient with Yi Jianlian...except the Nets' brass, that is. In spite of his declining performance, criticism by fans that approaches the irrational, and even columns by basketball writers that he must be replaced as a starter, the Nets remain patient--from Rod Thorn and Kiki Vandeweghe to Lawrence Frank and his veteran teammates. We do our own analysis and find some hope.