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Yi Jianlian
Yi Jianlian is preparing to trade jerseys with the guy behind him

The New Jersey Nets decided they didn’t want to go through today’s NBA Draft hullabaloo without contributing to the headlines. So what did they and the Milwaukee Bucks do? They agreed to swap players — allegedly (I’m adding that in case the trade falls though).

Richard Jefferson for Yi Jianlian, to be exact.

While there’s been no word from the Jefferson camp, apparently, the Yi Jianlian camp is happy to be going to a bigger metropolis with a larger Asian population, a demand/request from Yi’s handlers when he entered the Draft last year. Although, they may not want to get their hopes up about the food in the New Jersey area.

The speculation aspect about this move concerns the Nets trying to acquire LeBron James when he becomes a free agent in 2010.