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Milwaukee wants to see Yi

Updated: June 26, 2007, 10:56 AM ET
NEW YORK -- Quick hitters on the draft:

• Milwaukee is peeved over the way Yi Jianlian has been handled during the draft process. The Bucks legitimately want to take him if Mike Conley Jr. or Al Horford is off the board at No. 6 (which is a strong possibility). Yet, Yin's representative Dan Fegan didn't invite the Bucks to watch Yi work out in Los Angeles. The Bucks would have given Yi the chance to compete with Charlie Villanueva for starter minutes. Yet a source close to the Bucks said they were told by Yin's representation that Yi only would play in a major city with a significant Asian population. That last comment made no sense to the Bucks when they saw that Phoenix, which as of Monday didn't have a pick until No. 24 in the first round, was invited to watch Yi work out Monday.

Meanwhile, if the choices for the Bucks are North Carolina's Brandan Wright or Georgetown's Jeff Green at No. 6, the Bucks may revisit at least two of the three trade offers that came their way recently, according to a source. One of the offers was from Philadelphia. The Sixers offered their two first-round picks (Nos. 12 and 21) for Milwaukee's No. 6 (so the Sixers could take Green). Another offer was with Portland, which desired No. 6 and Dan Gadzuric (and maybe someone else for money purposes) for Jarrett Jack and Joel Przybilla.

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