Posted by Kevin Arnovitz
Bad news from Guangdong -- the Tigers have no intention of letting Yi join the Bucks. The report: "Yi, taken by Milwaukee with the sixth selection in the NBA draft last month, would 'definitely not' play for Milwaukee, Tuesday's Beijing News quoted Guangdong Tigers chief, Chen Haitao, as saying 'This is not -- as media reports have said -- because Milwaukee, as a city with very few Chinese people, is not good for Yi's commercial development,' Chen said. 'Rather we want to find a team suitable for Yi's growth. That's the root of the problem...' How are the Chinese spinning it? Yi wouldn't get playing time behind Andrew Bogut. The Bucks are denying that's true.
As he awaits sentencing, Jayson Williams gets a break from the Superior Court, based on a 2006 Supreme Court ruling.
Bethlehem Shoals over at FreeDarko asks himself, "Can someone please explain to me why I don't like [Desmond] Mason?"
Kurt at Forum Blue & Gold has resigned himself to the reality that the Lakers are officially in rebuilding mode.
The most mysterious player on Portland's roster had a nice game at Summer League. From Blazer's Edge: "Martell Webster did what we've been begging him to do...get open position, look for his shot, and bang it down. He scored 16 and hit 4-7 from distance. He also tried pretty hard on defense."
Richard Justice at the Houston Chronicle apologizes to the NBA's bright, young, Moneyball-ish General Manager.