The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly in “advanced discussions” with Chinese power forward Yi Jianlian about his possible NBA comeback, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. In an update, he would later reveal in a tweet that Yi has agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Yi Jianlian update: ESPN sources say the Lakers are now in the midst of finalizing a one-year deal in the $8 million range w/the China star.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 17, 2016
ESPN earlier reported that the team has actually long been eyeing Yi, who left the premiere basketball league after the 2011-12 season with the Dallas Mavericks.
— Altius Culture (@AltiusCulture) August 4, 2015