Prized Pick In The Milwaukee Mix

Yi Jianlian worked out today with the Milwaukee Bucks.

About 50 reporters -- including a contingent of Chinese media -- spoke with Milwaukee's top draft pick for the first time today since he joined the Bucks.

Yi traveled on a 15-hour flight from Shanghai to Chicago yesterday and was swarmed by about 75 fans, including one girl who jumped into his arms.

Bucks officials say Yi didn't sleep well on the plane, and he didn't go out to dinner after the two-hour bus ride to Milwaukee.

He worked out with his new team for more than two hours in the Bucks' fourth practice of training camp, and looked sluggish at times.

He declined to answer today whether he was actually 19 or 22 years old, again dodging a question that's hounded him since announcing he was coming to the N-B-A.


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