Mitch Lawrence of the NY Daily News has this:
Coming off a season when he was demoted from the Nets' starting lineup to the bench because of his lack of production, Yi Jianlian might have played his final game in New Jersey.
Team sources say the Nets are interested in trying to deal the 7-foot small forward they acquired from Milwaukee last summer for Richard Jefferson. "They're talking about moving him,'' said a source.
I don't blame the Nets. They have a whole omelet on their face after trading Richard Jefferson for Yi Jianlian. While Richard Jefferson stayed healthy and productive for the Milwaukee Bucks, Yi got hurt and wasn't aggressive anywhere on the floor. After returning from his finger injury, he was a great detriment to the team. Ryan Anderson is much better than Yi anyway.
The compensation for Yi would probably not be a great addition. Maybe he can be swung for another disappointing player like Mike Miller. Or possibly a second-round pick, which they don't have this year. We all know what happened the last time New Jersey had a second-rounder. They took Chris Douglas-Roberts.