I may have jumped the gun
I think I had a Jason Blair moment yesterday. It seems I inadvertently started a wildfire of false rumor in BucksNation that the Bucks were on the verge of signing Yi.
Here's how it happened. I was waiting to watch the David Stern news conference on ESPN when Sage Steele had a quick piece on ESPN's First Take regarding the news that Yi's Chinese handlers announced that he would play for the Bucks next season. That news is confirmed by the Chinese Associated Press. But, I think I may have hastily misconstrued the entirety of the report, which also said, as I recall, that Larry Harris would have his second meeting with Yi's representatives. I lept to the conclusion that a signing was imminent. Since no one else seems to have heard or concluded the same thing, I was clearly wrong, or at least wishful in my thinking. It does seem, however, a fait accompli that Yi will sign with the Bucks, but if I misled anyone into believing that would happen yesterday, I am sorry, and will try to be a little more diligent and patient in the future.