After talks with team officials on Sunday, China star Yi Jianlian has asked the Los Angeles Lakers for his release, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that with the Lakers facing roster cut-down decisions by Monday at 5 p.m. ET, Yi and his representatives requested that the Lakers let him go to pursue other opportunities, largely because the role he envisioned in L.A. didn’t materialize.
May 23, 2017 | 12:19 pm EDT Update
Rick Noland: LJ: We have to focus on Game 4. We know what. We did wrong in Game 3. We know ways we can get better. Our focus is on thepresent, not the past. At the end of the day it’s just basketball and you understand I’ve put a lot of work into my craft. I’ve always trusted that. I’ve always focused on the present and not worried about the situation. You just live in the moment.