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Half Smokes Hypothetical: Expectations For Yi Jianlian

Half Smokes Hypothetical is a daily discussion where we throw out a D.C. sports-related question based on the news of the day. It's a hypothetical discussion, which is what makes it fun (we hope).


Yi Jianlian had another big game for Team China at the FIBA World Championships today, scoring 24 points and grabbing seven rebounds in a loss to Puerto Rico. For the tournament, he is averaging over 25 points and 10 rebounds per game.


Inevitably, that leads us to this hypothetical.


What are your expectations for Yi this season? How many points and rebounds will he average? Will he blossom or is this FIBA play not reflective of his NBA ability?