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Yi Jianlian’s Game Now Fits the Style of Play for Bigs in the NBA

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When Yi Jianlian was just a 19 year old prospect preparing to go through the poke and prodding exercises for NBA teams which took place prior to the 2007 NBA Draft the scouting reports pointed out weaknesses in his game that focused on skills that were common for a big man at the time such as lack of a back to the basket game, upper body strength and questions about what position he could play effectively.

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