With several NBA scouts sending representatives to China to scoutYiJianlian in the China Basketball Association finals, RocketscenterYao Ming offered his own, typically generous, scoutingreport.He isvery close to a player who is in the NBA like I wouldsay AmareStoudemire, Yao said. Yi is taller. He is almostseven-foot. Hehas a very nice touch, very athletic. He haseverything (to be) agreat player.
From my experience, it is very important he plays in thesummerleague. The games played in the summer league I think will begoodfor him and for his team, whatever team drafts him. I was notinthe summer league the year the Rockets drafted me so I had averytough start in the beginning. For a player from China, I thinkyouneed time to adjust.
Yao never played against Yi, but they have been nationalteamteammates for the past three years.
When I center China, he just started to play, Yao said. Wenevermatched up. I think he is a very good four. He can play alittlebit of a five, sometimes. Good shot blocker. He just needsthecenter training, people who can tell him how to play on theNBAlevel.
a very good four