Going After Yi?
I talked to a member of the Warriors organization. According to this person, ESPN.com’s report that the Warriors were in hot pursuit of Yi on draft night a year ago provoked “great laughter” throughout the office. Not that they don’t like Yi as a player, but they weren’t manuevering that day to get Yi.
Here’s what I was told:
No, they weren’t trying to get Yi when they traded Jason Richardson during last year’s draft.
No, they aren’t looking to trade Brandan Wright for Yi now either.
No, they aren’t looking to move Brandan Wright. Period.
It must be noted that Yi’s camp, according to league insiders, does not want him in Milwaukee and would love for him to land in the Bay Area, which would be a perfect fit because of its Asian population. It also must be noted that if the Warriors really are desperate for Yi, according to my first-hand expertience with them, they would probably say they ARE NOT trying to trade for him.
The reality is, you just never know what Chris Mullin’s thinking.