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The Milwaukee Bucks drafted Yi sixth overall in New York last Thursday. According to sources, his agents are seeking a trade away from the Bucks.
Yi did not travel to Milwaukee for the customary post-draft introduction, saying he needed to head to Dallas to join the Chinese national team.
Before the draft, Yiâ€™s camp had prevented him from working out for the Bucks as they did not want him to be drafted by a small market team, especially one from a city without a significant Chinese population.
â€œOur agent team had meetings to study this case immediately after the draft,â€ said Yiâ€™s Chinese agent Zhao Gang. â€œYiâ€™s selection at six has proved his capabilities and value.
â€œHowever, we feel that the Bucks are not the best fit for Yi Jianlian. Our team will make contact with other teams who have watched Yiâ€™s training and games to see if there is any possibility of a trade.â€
Â Source: MSNBC