In Dave D’Alessandro’s article about the draft, there is an interesting tidbit about Yi’s situation. He interviewed Rod Thorn, who said we aren’t shopping “Yi”:
“Shop is not the right term with what we do with a lot of our players. We have conversations — about almost everybody. Shopping is when you tell everyone in the league, ‘Anyone want this guy?’ We’re not doing that. So that’s not true.”
I like what Thorn is doing. It is obvious that we are trying to trade Yi, but while he is still on the team, we have to look like we have his back. Also, this could be true, maybe Thorn isn’t shopping him. Maybe other teams are calling for him, if that is the case, we have to listen. Try to get something for Yi.