Sports Illustrated is out with its opposite awards, least valuable, least improved, most offensive on defense, rookie flop of the year, etc. Yi Jianlian makes Steve Aschburner's list as "Least Improved Player". Of Yi, Aschburner writes there are "no more excuses" like the lack of Chinese culture in Milwaukee. "He is shooting 38.5 percent for the season, to which we can only say, 'Yao!''' he writes.
- NBA awards ... with a spin - Steve Aschburner - Sports Illustrated