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JordansBulls
07-06-2009, 08:09 AM
http://www.click2houston.com/sports/19943181/detail.html



Sources close to Rockets center Yao Ming tell Local 2 this afternoon he will announce he is having major surgery on his left foot in the next few days, and that the procedure will keep him out of the upcoming Rockets season.
Yao has been sidelined since May 8 when it was discovered he suffered a hairline fracture in the top of the foot following a playoff game against the Lakers.
He has missed parts of the previous three seasons due to foot or leg injuries.

WoodbridgeSkins
07-06-2009, 08:15 AM
He might wanna add that he may retire. I think it's 50/50 we see him in the NBA again. Big, big men have trouble coming back from injuries and this is just one of many leg/foot injuries he's suffered.

S-Dot
07-06-2009, 08:28 AM
Tough luck with this dude; I don't blame artest for leaving. When he is healthy, he is the best offensive center in the league. Too bad his career has been plagued by injuries

mitch91
07-06-2009, 08:40 AM
this sucks for yao and the rockets, i gues this means he wont be opting out then next summer.

the guy is an awesome offensive force, shame he's been plagued by so many injuries

stawka
07-06-2009, 08:54 AM
Sad. Call it quits big guy, not worth risking the rest of your life.

Sportfan
07-06-2009, 08:59 AM
Wow thats a big blow to the rockets

king4day
07-06-2009, 09:30 AM
Maybe now he'll stop playing the entire summer in honor of his country.
If he gets better and then says he's playing overseas again, I'd cut my ties with him ASAP if I'm Houston.

29$JerZ
07-06-2009, 09:32 AM
Going to be a long season for Houston.

NBA_Starter
07-06-2009, 02:25 PM
Here's wishing the big fellow a full recovery!

still1ballin
07-06-2009, 03:04 PM
Sucks

tland22
07-06-2009, 03:09 PM
Houston could NOT get any unluckier. Poor TMAC and YAO

Bruno
07-06-2009, 04:49 PM
Such a shame, Yao dominated in fantasy for me last season. Great guy, great player.

JordansBulls
07-06-2009, 05:21 PM
I wonder how much playing in the olympics hurts him?

WoodbridgeSkins
07-06-2009, 05:23 PM
I bet China is training(aka beating) a 12/13 year old kid to be China's next basketball prodigy.

what54!?
07-06-2009, 05:26 PM
damn thats bad for rockets fans. No artest anymore and whenever T-mac comes back he won't be the same player. The only thing I can say is look forward to the lottery pick next year

OUfan4life15
07-06-2009, 05:35 PM
It's a bit early to be saying they'll be in the lottery. Look at the teams out west, the only teams that didn't make playoffs that could challenge for a spot are most likely the Warriors and the Clippers, if healthy. Year in and year out people count out the Rockets, yet they always prove people wrong, don't be surprised if they do it again this year. Their roster is good enough for a playoff spot as it is, add in Tmac whenever he gets back and there still a dangerous team, assuming he has anything left.

what54!?
07-06-2009, 05:39 PM
Idk know man. They could prove me wrong but if one or two of those other western teams get better its gonna be kinda tough

Kakaroach
07-06-2009, 06:12 PM
Wow I feel bad for the Rockets man. T-Mac is nowhere near his own self, Yao is now out and may never be the same and Artest leaves. Ariza coming helps, but their gonna be pretty bad next year. Out of the playoffs perhaps.

northsider
07-06-2009, 06:17 PM
This is just a shame one of the top players not able to be in the game is just a ****** situation.

Vinny642
07-06-2009, 06:19 PM
Dam sucks for them

bahama0811
07-06-2009, 06:20 PM
IMO it's time to start rebuilding in Houston. Start over from scratch. It may be a tough couple of years but without Yao they're already looking at that.

championships
07-06-2009, 06:34 PM
Too bad for Yao. This might cut his career way too short.

jimbobjarree
07-06-2009, 06:41 PM
I bet Arizas pissed off now, coulda signed with the Blazers if he was a little patient, or even the Lakers if he wasnt such a girl, now he's stuck in that hell hole

dtmagnet
07-06-2009, 08:04 PM
This is awful, Yao is such a nice guy and a great player. It will be a tough season for the Rockets.

WoodbridgeSkins
07-06-2009, 08:20 PM
I bet Arizas pissed off now, coulda signed with the Blazers if he was a little patient, or even the Lakers if he wasnt such a girl, now he's stuck in that hell hole

Ariza is not stuck anywhere. No player can sign until Wednesday, July 8th, unless via trade. Wouldn't be surprised if he did take back his verbal agreement.

rhaas74
07-06-2009, 08:22 PM
Ariza is not stuck anywhere. No player can sign until Wednesday, July 8th, unless via trade. Wouldn't be surprised if he did take back his verbal agreement.

There have been talks of it sprouting up today that he is taking back the agreement. Can't say that I blame him, although he could sign a shorter contract and have those couple years in Houston being the go to guy to pad his stats.

WoodbridgeSkins
07-06-2009, 08:27 PM
There have been talks of it sprouting up today that he is taking back the agreement. Can't say that I blame him, although he could sign a shorter contract and have those couple years in Houston being the go to guy to pad his stats.

Good point. Why not take a few years to ensure a lucrative contract in say 2012-13. I'm sure Portland would pay some good money though since Turk backed out for Toronto.

goku
07-06-2009, 08:40 PM
ariza press conference is Wednesday at 3

WoodbridgeSkins
07-06-2009, 08:43 PM
Maybe he won't show up like Rubio. LOL

ShakeN'Bake
07-06-2009, 08:43 PM
Rockets might as well trade T-mac now and start rebuilding

rhaas74
07-06-2009, 08:48 PM
Rockets might as well trade T-mac now and start rebuilding

Who is willing to take that contract when he is going to be sitting for about half the season?

WoodbridgeSkins
07-06-2009, 08:49 PM
Who is willing to take that contract when he is going to be sitting for about half the season?

Knicks

rhaas74
07-06-2009, 08:53 PM
Knicks

That would defeat the purpose of clearing capspace for next years FAs though. I just don't see them doing it, unless they can get him for peanuts.

brandt
07-06-2009, 09:18 PM
Isn't backing out of a verbal agreement unlawful? What's the point of a verbal agreement if you can take it back? It wouldn't be an agreement then, would it? All i'm saying is that i've heard of people getting sued for issues like that, when the agreement was broken. Anyhow, if he IS thinking about backing out, is he really that dumb? Why did he make the agreement in the first place? It was all over the news well before Ariza made the agreement, that Yao Ming more than likely would be out for the season if not for the rest of his career.

Either way the Rockets may not make the playoffs, but they still have alot of good players. people keep saying time to rebuild. Did you guys not watch the playoffs? Not only did they take the Lakers to 7 games without Mcgrady, but also did it mostly without Yao Ming as well. You can't tell me that Artest is the only guy that participated. Plus they had a good draft. People say trade Tmac. what? The Rockets aren't idiots. They would get nothing for him right now and his contract is up next year along with Yao Ming's. So either let him play when he comes back healthy, and then see what you might be able to get for him, or just wait until next year. Because if Yao and Tracy are both gone which they probably will be, they will have plenty of money to be good again because they already pretty much have the role players.

ShakeN'Bake
07-06-2009, 09:23 PM
Who is willing to take that contract when he is going to be sitting for about half the season?

Isn't his contract expiring?

KB24PG16
07-06-2009, 10:24 PM
good luck to the rockets and yao ming

JordansBulls
07-06-2009, 10:43 PM
Rockets might as well trade T-mac now and start rebuilding

Tmac for whom?