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Yi Jianlian might be playing his way onto the Lakers roster

Yi Jianlian might be playing his way onto the Lakers roster

Yi Jianlian would never call this easy.

Training camp isn’t, and isn’t supposed to be easy. Neither is making an NBA roster after four years out of the league. But there is a difference from his first attempt in the NBA, nine years ago.

“I just feel more comfortable,” he said, still sweating from some extra shooting after the Lakers’ fourth day of training camp at UC Santa Barbara.

His comfort level is showing. Yi’s athleticism and shooting have aided his quest to make the Lakers’ roster. Last month the Lakers signed Yi to a one-year deal that could be worth up to $8 million if he hits certain incentives....

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