With such a young team that isn't ready to compete right now anyway, the Los Angeles Lakers can afford to take some risks with their roster. Apparently, one risk they want to take is bringing back one of the top 10 biggest draft busts over the past decade.

ESPN reports the Lakers are attempting to bring over Yi Jianlian.

Jianlian was drafted sixth in 2007 by the Bucks. Coming in with high expectations, he was kind of the Chinese Kristaps Porzingis. He was traded to the Nets where he averaged 12 points per game in 2010, before getting dealt to Washington and seeing his minutes cut to less than 18 per game. The Mavericks took a flier on him in 2012, but he played less than seven minutes per game before returning to play in China.

He was sensational for China's national team in Olympic play, averaging over 20 points per game and helping China reach the group stage. He has been nicknamed "the Chairman" based on workout videos of him playing in the post against a folding chair stand-in. Jianlian became the poster boy for why you shouldn't get excited over workouts if they don't operate in a game environment, though Porzingis stands as a counterpoint.

Jianlian averaged 27.7 points and 10.9 rebounds last season for the Guangdong Tigers in the CBA.

There are worse players the Lakers could bring in on a flier.

Not many, but a few.