From Al Iannazzone in the North Jersey's The Record.
They are working on a deal with the Wizards that would send Yi and cash to Washington for a player who makes "significantly less" than what the Nets’ power forward earns. Three sources confirmed this could happen.
The player could be Quinton Ross ($1.14 million) or one of their draft picks. Yi makes $4.05 million this season. Either way, the Nets are close to getting Yi’s salary off their books.
Thoughts? I'll take it. We need help up front, and 7 footers with that kind of skill set aren't falling out of trees. Seems in line with our strategy to build with young guys. I like his game, but he's a little passive. Also, not exactly a "dead" in the BOYD strategy considering his age, ability, okay contract, and some of his performance. Of course, he did play on the Nets last year.