"And with the sixth pick in the NBA draft. The Milwakuee Bucks select....Yi Jianlian?"
Sixth overall pick...that's what seems to trick people. Can't really blame the Bucks on picking him. He was hyped up so much, scouts saying he is the next Dirk. Bucks was hoping for a franchise PF who can help Redd and Boget to get to the playoffs.
But a player who is the next Dirk going to Milwakuee, not happening. There was too many questions behind him.
First, question of age. No one knew how old he was.
Second, he didn't want to play with the Bucks. He wanted a big franchise, and the Bucks knew this. After one year of much failure, the Bucks don't make playoffs, and Yi isn't Dirk. The Bucks trade him to the Nets for Richard Jefferson.
Everyone happy? NO.
Yi has only caused problems with New Jersey. NJ lost a franchise player in RJ, and instead of looking to the playoffs, they decided to look to LeBron 2010. The Bucks had a chance to the playoffs, finally, but injuries to Redd and Boget, forced the Bucks to look at 2010 as well, by trading RJ.
Here is a list of players the Bucks could have picked.
1. Joakim Noah
2. Al Thorton
3. Rodney Stuckey
4. Aaron Brooks
5. Glenn Davis