Mavericks Accounced They Have Recalled Yi Jianlian From D-League


@BalinWithBryan reports that the Mavs have recalled Yi Jianlian from their D-League affiliate Texas Legends. He will join the team in Detroit.

Dallas signed the 6-foot-10 three days ago to a one-year contract out of China and immediately assigned him to the Texas Legends where he rejoined Del Harris, who coached the forward during his stint as a coach of the Chinese national team.

Obviously the Mavs were pleased what they saw from their new acquisition. He averaged 23.0 Points on 47.4% shooting, 12.0 Rebounds and 2.0 Blocks per game in 36.6 Minutes through two games with the Legends over the weekend. Sean Williams, who was sent down to the D-League alongside Yi Jianlian, will stay with the Texas Legends for now.

Yi will most probably compete for minutes behind Dirk Nowitzki and Lamar Odom at the power forward position and it seems that with that move Brandan Wright is pushed even further down the bench.

UPDATE: @fishsports reports that Legends Coach Del Harris is raving about Yi as a center for the Mavs, thinks Yi will crack the rotation at that position.

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