The Milwaukee Bucks signed their 2007 first round draft pick, Yi Jianlian to a multi-year contract.
The Bucks 6th overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft, Yi Jianlian (pictured) signed his contract in Hong Kong following a negotiating session with Mr. Chen Haitao, owner of the Guangdong Tigers.
Yi Jianlian is expected to join the Bucks for training camp that begins on Monday, October 1 at the Bucks Training Center in St. Francis, WI.
The 6'11 Jianlian has played professionally for the Guangdong Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association since 2002-03, when he was awarded Rookie of the Year honors. Last season, Yi posted career-high averages with 24.9 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 30.7 minutes.