The Los Angeles Lakers wrapped up their preseason Friday night in Anaheim where they lost to the Phoenix Suns 98-94. The loss is the Lakers’ 5th in a row and drops their record in the preseason to 2-6. The Lakers now shift their focus to the regular season which starts on Wednesday (10/26) at Staples Center against the Houston Rockets. Continue reading Lakers must decide: Yi Jianlian or Thomas Robinson
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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.