Yi Jianlian is committed to playing in the NBA next season.

“For now, we’re not considering playing in Spain,” said Lu Yu, one of Yi's representatives. “I can only say that Yi’s first choice is to return to the NBA.”

Yi appeared in 30 games for the Mavericks last year, averaging 6.8 minutes and 2.6 points.

Real Madrid reportedly considered signing Yi for the upcoming ACB season.