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JordansBulls
05-18-2010, 03:03 PM
Link (http://thehoopsmarket.blogspot.com/2010/05/yao-ming-could-leave-houston-rockets.html)




According to Chinese sources, the talks between Yao Ming and the Houston Rockets to extend the center's contract are in a delicate situation. The Chinese All-Star wants a 6-year contract to agree to re-sign with the Rockets, while the NBA franchise is only willing to offer a 4-year contract. Yao Ming, who has missed the entire last season due to a foot injury, will become a free agent next summer, and could decide to sign with another team after 8 seasons in Houston.



He can opt out this summer.

http://www.shamsports.com/content/pages/data/salaries/rockets.jsp

NYKnickFanatic
05-18-2010, 03:05 PM
6 year contract? I doubt anyone will give him that. He is such a liability.

If he can stay healthy, Im sure no one would mind giving him it though.

hugepatsfan
05-18-2010, 03:06 PM
I wouldn't give him a 2 yr deal at this point.

RaiderLakersA's
05-18-2010, 03:08 PM
Is he healthy????

abe_froman
05-18-2010, 03:09 PM
i'd give him a chance,not 6 years or any long deal..not until i can see how he is now

-Kobe24-TJ19-
05-18-2010, 03:13 PM
lol 6 years:laugh:

I'd give 3 years for his leg then he will be done

Toenail Clipper
05-18-2010, 03:14 PM
New York Knicks should sign him! :D

tangent12
05-18-2010, 03:15 PM
New York should start considering it since it's highly unlikely they'll land Lebron.

Mplsman
05-18-2010, 03:21 PM
Maybe he'll get a 6 yr deal in the wheel chair league

-Kobe24-TJ19-
05-18-2010, 03:25 PM
Don't forget Paul Pierce:D

BAMF
05-18-2010, 03:25 PM
New York should start considering it since it's highly unlikely they'll land Lebron.

is that because LBJ is goin to chicago? u best believe it! book it!

Mile High Champ
05-18-2010, 03:25 PM
Interesting.. I wonder if a sign and trade for Chris Bosh would work? Toronto has a substancial Chinese population and Yao would certainly fit in with Toronto's culture of international players. Maybe something could be done between the two teams if Bosh does indeed walk from the Raptors.

arkanian215
05-18-2010, 03:26 PM
I thought Yao paid for himself. The team still gets a ton of money from sponsorships even when he's injured. I wouldn't use significant cap space to get him but if I'm over the cap already, why not? Sure he'll be hurt often and all but it's not like I'll be able to sign anyone else with all the salaries already and future salaries for Scola, Brooks (maybe Hill) and additional firsts.

HoopsDrive
05-18-2010, 03:26 PM
Sign him. Whoever gets him gets an entire market for themselves, jerseys, TV deals, sponsorships, etc. The guy is a very good player when healthy but more importantly, he's a money-making machine either healthy or unhealthy. The only other basketball players on the planet that have better global presence (maybe) are Kobe and LBJ. No one, and I mean it, no one else is within the reach of those 3 players. Give him whatever the **** he wants and call it a day. You will be set for the future.

pebloemer
05-18-2010, 03:27 PM
Chris Bosh sign and trade swap?

sixers247
05-18-2010, 03:27 PM
^ thats not a bad point....good thinking

SA5195
05-18-2010, 03:28 PM
He'll probably play 13 games in those 6 years.

JNA17
05-18-2010, 03:29 PM
6 years? Yao at this point might be done half that time.

HoopsDrive
05-18-2010, 03:31 PM
^ thats not a bad point....good thinking

Most basketball fans only take into account the on-court factors, whether they will do good for the team in the basketball sense. But the NBA is a business too, and teams need to find a way to generate money to survive. If you have Yao locked up for a 6-year deal, you will be set for those 6 years. As I said, aside from Kobe and LBJ no other player has a legitimate case against the global presence, money-making power that Yao has. He's a global icon and an idol/icon of one of the biggest/fastest growing markets for basketball in the world. If he wants something just give it to him and call it a day.

b0nk
05-18-2010, 03:34 PM
This just in

Yao Ming breaks leg while walking to the bathroom :speechless:

magikmc
05-18-2010, 03:46 PM
i don't want him on toronto. Too much of an injury risk.

lakersrock
05-18-2010, 04:00 PM
Looks like no more Houston.

Jahari Kavi
05-18-2010, 04:04 PM
I've been wanting to trade Yao for over a year now.......

Jahari Kavi
05-18-2010, 04:05 PM
if a team took on the remainder of his contract it would be for financial reasons.........trade him if you can.

kikeyanez
05-18-2010, 04:08 PM
3 way sign an trade deal! yao ming goes to golden state,monta ellis goes to the raptors an chris bosh to the rockets

97NYer
05-18-2010, 04:11 PM
If Mike D liked centers he might make a push for Yao. Don't see it happening...

Reyes6
05-18-2010, 04:12 PM
I think him re-signing with the Rockets is inevitable. The media didn't even say he was frustrated/thinking of opting out... just said it was a 'delicate situation'. He'll re-sign for 4-5 years.

still1ballin
05-18-2010, 04:13 PM
too risky

mudvayne387
05-18-2010, 04:26 PM
New York should start considering it since it's highly unlikely they'll land Lebron.

Is it me of are all Bulls fans a bunch of Azz-Hats ?

Ray_R
05-18-2010, 04:34 PM
LOL .Injuries/

Ray_R
05-18-2010, 04:35 PM
Is it me of are all Bulls fans a bunch of Azz-Hats ?

No it's You.

tangent12
05-18-2010, 04:38 PM
Is it me of are all Bulls fans a bunch of Azz-Hats ?

No... It's just you.

footballer2369
05-18-2010, 04:40 PM
Is it me of are all Bulls fans a bunch of Azz-Hats ?

Definitely not just you

mudvayne387
05-18-2010, 04:53 PM
No... It's just you.

I'd like to hear that from a non Bulls fan.

*Superman*
05-18-2010, 05:02 PM
haha. Sorry Yao, great player when healthy, but when was the last time you were healtly?

3 years max if Imma GM.

ko8e24
05-18-2010, 05:14 PM
He can't take care of himself on the court, he's made of glass, he deserves 3 yrs max. 6 yrs is ridiculous and he really hasn't done anything. He was the no. 1 overall draft pick of the 2002 draft, but Amare was ROY that season and Yao has only gotten to the 2nd rd once (and that too he suffered a season ending knee injury) while Amare is now playing in his 3rd career Western Conference Finals.

Yao, though has put up big numbers from time to time, overall, has been a big disappointment because he hasn't be able to help the Rockets organization progress.

Hawkeye15
05-18-2010, 05:21 PM
giving Yao a 6 year deal would be a terrible basketball decision, but a good business decision. Its a tough call

29$JerZ
05-18-2010, 06:07 PM
4 years is the Max any smart team should give, anything more should come from a team in desperate need of revenue/buzz.

He'll stay in Houston.

ldc62
05-18-2010, 06:09 PM
Ok this is a cue for all the teams that are losing money to make their move... Sign Yao for 12 mill 6 year deal and you will make that much in ads and such.

ldc62
05-18-2010, 06:09 PM
Chris Bosh sign and trade swap?

**** no. I like both teams, but no way do I want Bosh on the Rockets as the main guy.

Reyes6
05-18-2010, 06:11 PM
He can't take care of himself on the court, he's made of glass, he deserves 3 yrs max. 6 yrs is ridiculous and he really hasn't done anything. He was the no. 1 overall draft pick of the 2002 draft, but Amare was ROY that season and Yao has only gotten to the 2nd rd once (and that too he suffered a season ending knee injury) while Amare is now playing in his 3rd career Western Conference Finals.

Yao, though has put up big numbers from time to time, overall, has been a big disappointment because he hasn't be able to help the Rockets organization progress.


If Yao is made of glass then what the hell is Bynum made out of? The fake glass they break in movies?

thescore53
05-18-2010, 06:29 PM
Interesting.. I wonder if a sign and trade for Chris Bosh would work? Toronto has a substancial Chinese population and Yao would certainly fit in with Toronto's culture of international players. Maybe something could be done between the two teams if Bosh does indeed walk from the Raptors.

with our luck he'll get injured in his first few games

thescore53
05-18-2010, 06:31 PM
maybe he get traded to a contender and they manage his min , and use him mostly for the playoffs

Stunner
05-18-2010, 06:46 PM
6 year contract? I doubt anyone will give him that. He is such a liability.

If he can stay healthy, Im sure no one would mind giving him it though.

Your sig is gone all man but yo new sig WTF LOL

Stunner
05-18-2010, 06:49 PM
i'd like to hear that from a non bulls fan.

no its jus u and im not a bulls fan :)

n83417
05-18-2010, 06:49 PM
Don't forget Paul Pierce:D

You sneak that in every chance you get. The Celtics beat your Lakers, get over it.

thescore53
05-18-2010, 06:50 PM
no its jus u and im not a bulls fan :)

:eyebrow:

Stunner
05-18-2010, 06:53 PM
:eyebrow:

lol

D Roses Bulls
05-18-2010, 06:57 PM
is that because LBJ is goin to chicago? u best believe it! book it!

I dont think hes exactly saying that. he's just saying he isnt going to new york which i dont think anyone at this point thinks he is outside of new yorkers. he will either resign or go to chicago or miami. you can book that

dtmagnet
05-18-2010, 07:03 PM
I'd give him a deal on the Raptors depending on the $ amount, if he wants 6 years at 20 per then no chance.

Russollini
05-18-2010, 07:17 PM
Sign him. Whoever gets him gets an entire market for themselves, jerseys, TV deals, sponsorships, etc. The guy is a very good player when healthy but more importantly, he's a money-making machine either healthy or unhealthy. The only other basketball players on the planet that have better global presence (maybe) are Kobe and LBJ. No one, and I mean it, no one else is within the reach of those 3 players. Give him whatever the **** he wants and call it a day. You will be set for the future.

Wade has the marketing power too...he is actually more marketable in Asia since he has won something. That is one of the reasons bron needs to win a championship and needs a good team quick as he is looking for marketing power. I think Bron Bron is looking to join a team for more then just B-Ball, he is a marketer. He owns his own firm, which will be signing Wall by the way.... www.cbssports.com/mcc/messages/chrono/20943405

As for Ming, How About....Sign and Trade with Miami for Beas and Cook, then sign Bron Bron :) I do not think Yao is a Max player so they may be able to still sign another star as well at PF, or sign UD at that point. Booz less then Max?? I have no idea how they fill this team out though.

Felton/Mario
Wade/Bell
Bron/Wright
Booz/UD
Ming/Anthony

That sounds good to me and he does not have to work that hard since he has a team around him....the 6 years though does scare me.

save the knicks
05-18-2010, 07:22 PM
Yao is a monster sign him and hope China has been pumping him full of steroids and other experimental drugs for the past year and half

CountSackula
05-18-2010, 07:25 PM
He'll be lucky if he lasts 2 more yrs, let alone 6.

MDD
05-18-2010, 07:35 PM
Once big men start having foot problems its pretty much all down hill from there

Eagles4Lyfe
05-18-2010, 07:37 PM
bring him to toronto pleaseeee..Id take it and forget what bosh did to us in a hurry..But if bosh stays then forget it..But if bosh is leaving and really does agree wit the rockets well take yao

avrpatsfan
05-18-2010, 07:42 PM
Who wants to give him 6 years? No way I want him when he's 35. He's really good though. He puts up Dwight Howard type numbers.

JordansBulls
05-18-2010, 07:45 PM
Don't forget Paul Pierce:D

Amazing how well he played in the finals that year on a busted knee. Imagine if he was healthy that series? :)

dukejazz
05-18-2010, 09:08 PM
6 year contract.lol. Be like what utah did signing ak to taht huge contract then got injured alot.

Kakaroach
05-18-2010, 10:27 PM
Yeah no way he is getting a contract like that unless he takes a pretty big pay-cut. I bet in the end he will opt in for sure.

JordansBulls
05-18-2010, 11:18 PM
He'll be lucky if he lasts 2 more yrs, let alone 6.

He can last to 34, but 36 is asking too much.

lakerboy
05-18-2010, 11:56 PM
Yao for a 6 year MLE, he'll get it.

I wouldn't mind having him in LA for a 5 year MLE.

He, Lamar, Bynum and Gasol can share a lot of minutes together. I doubt he or Bynum will get injured, they'll all have low playing time.

This will be very good business for Jerry Buss.

LA_Raiders
05-19-2010, 01:11 AM
wow, he has 4 years left IMO... 6yrs? lol

DreamShaker
05-19-2010, 02:40 AM
The Rockets fan in me wants to be irrational and borderline disgusted by this bit of speculative info...I mean, he has tremendous skill, but he is never on the court. You can't build a team on somebody who you need to be there when it counts, and he never is. Just when you think the Rockets are clicking, he gets hurt. Yes I get he is a cash cow with mass appeal, but as a fan of the Rockets I just am losing patience with this guy. 6 years for a guy who has not had one single healthy season where his team even won a playoff series...yeesh.

DreamShaker
05-19-2010, 02:41 AM
Yao for a 6 year MLE, he'll get it.

I wouldn't mind having him in LA for a 5 year MLE.

He, Lamar, Bynum and Gasol can share a lot of minutes together. I doubt he or Bynum will get injured, they'll all have low playing time.

This will be very good business for Jerry Buss.

No way he signs for less than 8 figures...and the Lakers have Gasol...

Sadds The Gr8
05-19-2010, 02:42 AM
6 years? wtf? what a joke

PraiseJesus
05-19-2010, 02:43 AM
If I got Yao on my team I would sit him for 85% of the regular season and keep him healthy and fresh for the playoffs

That dude just cant handle a full season

THE MTL
05-19-2010, 04:03 AM
Yao Ming has had a significant injury every year since he been in the league. WAY TOO injury prone for a 6-yr contract. At first I was thinking that maybe he shouldnt even opt out, but that new CBA thing going on, he might have to.

m26555
05-19-2010, 11:19 AM
:laugh:

Who would give this injury-prone dope a six-year contract?

smith&wesson
05-19-2010, 11:37 AM
YAO'S done. your knees are mighty important when your almost 8 feet tall.

smith&wesson
05-19-2010, 11:44 AM
:laugh:

Who would give this injury-prone dope a six-year contract?

i know right, yao just wants the security of knowing he has big money garanteed over a long period of time because he knows he is very frail.

id want as much money as possible for as long as possible too if i knew my value would drop once ppl realize im mr glass.

CLASSOF72
05-19-2010, 11:45 AM
It's a business if the marketing analysis shows a possitive return someone will take him even though he'll probably never play a whole season or put an NBA franchise ahead of the China national team.

smith&wesson
05-19-2010, 11:46 AM
The funny thing is you give him a 6 year contract and you have to make sure you have a ligit back up centre because its almost inevitable that yao goes down at some point in the season. so what yao should be saying is i want a 6 year contract, oh and i want a really good back up lol .

ballpd05
05-19-2010, 12:13 PM
A healthy yao is worth it... but he hasn't proven to stay healthy and with all of those injuries how long do you think his career or productivity will last.

kingkobe
05-19-2010, 12:45 PM
Maybe he'll get a 6 yr deal in the wheel chair league

Man that might not be a bad team: Paul Pierce and Dwayne Wade at SF/SG.

Voodoo Alchemy
05-19-2010, 12:51 PM
YAO'S done. your knees are mighty important when your almost 8 feet tall.

while on the subject of knees. has anyone heard the rumor yao is hung like a horse?

story i heard on the radio years ago:

roger lodge was taking a leak.
in walks yao standing next to him.
logde couldn't help his curiosity and had to look.
the only word out of his mouth was WOW!

Lakeshow86
05-19-2010, 01:07 PM
If he wants a 6 year deal he wont get anymore than minimum per year. Nobody in their right minds are going to give yao that many years. Hed be luck to get 3 years. He has been injured probably half the time his entire career. Its sad because healthy Yao is one of the best big men this game has ever seen and is very good for this game having him on the floor. He wont get a long term deal and he wont get top dollar either. He would be lucky to get a 3 yr Midlevel at this point. I dont think anyone wants to touch him. Too much of a liability

JOSKOMANG4
05-19-2010, 01:14 PM
Chris Bosh sign and trade swap?

I was just about to write that!!!!!

But honestly Yao is dumb.. dude is gonna be making over 17 million next season but he'd walk away from that? Ridiculous! He can't even stay healthy!!

I hope he does exercise his player option and the rockets do keep him for the season.. then S&T to get Bosh( Battier, Jefferies, SCola, and 2 1st rd draft picks).

C) Yao
PF) Bosh
SF) Ariza
SG) Martin
PG) Brooks

On Paper.. thats a Western Conference contender

ldc62
05-19-2010, 01:18 PM
I was just about to write that!!!!!

But honestly Yao is dumb.. dude is gonna be making over 17 million next season but he'd walk away from that? Ridiculous! He can't even stay healthy!!

I hope he does exercise his player option and the rockets do keep him for the season.. then S&T to get Bosh( Battier, Jefferies, SCola, and 2 1st rd draft picks).

C) Yao
PF) Bosh
SF) Ariza
SG) Martin
PG) Brooks

On Paper.. thats a Western Conference contender

How is he being dumb? With only 3 real max contract guys... and many teams with salary space.... I bet a couple of teams will want to sign him for what he can bring outside the basketball aspect of the game and the fact that if they come out this summer with nothing; they need something to shut the fans up. Hes actually being smart...

pebloemer
05-19-2010, 01:22 PM
**** no. I like both teams, but no way do I want Bosh on the Rockets as the main guy.

Fair enough. I could see it happening though. I'm not sure I'd be happy with the deal for the Raptor's either. Health is still a huge concern and a 6 year deal is a very big risk. But I could see Colangelo doing it and Morey has had much interest in Bosh. You'd be worried about Bosh with a supporting cast of Martin, Brooks, Battier, Ariza, Scola etc? I don't know man, that's a pretty great, well balanced team. Far superior to anything the Raptor's have given Bosh.

ryanj12344
05-19-2010, 01:22 PM
screw yao

JIDsanity
05-19-2010, 01:33 PM
Utah should Jump on this.

JordansBulls
05-19-2010, 01:48 PM
If the Bulls get Lebron we should do a Deng/Noah package for Yao.

ldc62
05-19-2010, 11:38 PM
screw yao

glad to see the great quality of posts new recruits are supplying... :rolleyes:

blastmasta26
05-20-2010, 12:35 AM
Yao Ming could leave the NBA if he wants a 6 year contract, I don't see anyone giving him one.

heathonater
05-20-2010, 12:44 AM
cant imagine what his health will be 6 years from now. wouldnt be a smart move to give a guy a 6 year deal right after a lost season to injury, as well as several other seasons being lost to injury.

ldc62
05-20-2010, 12:50 AM
Hes going to the Nets.... the owner wants the nets to become a "global team". And I paraphrase: "Fans from New Jersey to Brooklyn to Moscow, from Europe to Asia..." I know they have Yi, but lets be realistic... Yao was more popular after 1 season than Yi will ever be.

michelangelo
05-20-2010, 01:37 AM
Not feeling the hate guys.

A lot of his injury issues stem from his playing year 'round, for the Rockets, and then the Chinese national team. He never learned to say "no" in any language, and the extra mileage led to his body giving up on him on numerous occasions.

If and when he can get away from national team duties, he'll be solid.

300 pounders are always going to be at greater risk for injury, but hopefully, Yao's offseason playing demands will be kept to a minimum in the future. Currently, there are only two outstanding centers in the league, and he's one of them.

I say the Rockets opt to give him a five year deal.

DitchDat
05-20-2010, 03:49 AM
Guys like Yao Ming, Elton Brand, T-Mac and Gilbert Arenas should never be given contracts that long. Or at least there should be health clauses in them *****es

dodie53
05-20-2010, 04:00 AM
any takers?

ldc62
05-20-2010, 04:39 AM
Guys like Yao Ming, Elton Brand, T-Mac and Gilbert Arenas should never be given contracts that long. Or at least there should be health clauses in them *****es

Cept those guys won't generate Revenue when they are injured....

How much Yao brings in for the team > (His contract + All PSD users salary).

fredv
05-20-2010, 07:49 AM
Rockets VP or Operations Gerson Rosas commented on this yesterday on the radio and said it was false rumors.

nikeking711
05-20-2010, 08:11 AM
Wade , LBJ , Yao .

JordansBulls
05-20-2010, 02:37 PM
Rockets VP or Operations Gerson Rosas commented on this yesterday on the radio and said it was false rumors.

Well he would deny it. If he didn't then Yao and everyone else would believe it to be true.

PrettyBoyJ
05-20-2010, 05:07 PM
I'd give him a 1 yr deal.. Im yet to see him play a full season the last 4 years

Verbal Christ
05-20-2010, 05:24 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yao_Ming


After missing only two games out of 246 in his first three years of NBA play,[2] Yao endured an extended period on the inactive list in his fourth season after developing osteomyelitis in the big toe on his left foot, and surgery was performed on the toe on December 18, 2005.[52] Despite missing 21 games while recovering,[2] Yao again had the most fan votes to start the 2006 NBA All-Star Game.[53]


In his fifth season, Yao averaged a career-high 25 points per game.In 25 games after the All-Star break, Yao averaged 25.7 points and 11.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 53.7% from the field and 87.8% at the free-throw line.[54] His final averages in 57 games were 22.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.[36] It was the first time that he ended the season with a so-called "20/10" average. However, Tracy McGrady played only 47 games in the season, missing time because of back spasms.[55] Yao and McGrady played only 31 games together,[56] and the Rockets did not make the playoffs, winning only 34 games.[57] With only four games left in the season, Yao suffered another injury in a game against the Utah Jazz on April 10, 2006, which left him with a broken bone in his left foot. The injury required six months of rest.[58]

Early into his fifth season, Yao was injured again, this time breaking his right knee on December 23, 2006 while attempting to block a shot.[59] Up to that point he had been averaging 26.8 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game, and had been mentioned as an NBA MVP candidate.[60][61] Yao was unable to play in what would have been his fifth All-Star game;[62] he was medically cleared to play on March 4, 2007, after missing 34 games.[63]

Despite Yao's absence, the Rockets made the playoffs with the home court advantage against the Utah Jazz in the first round.[64] The Rockets won the first two games, but then lost four of five games[65] and were eliminated in Game 7 at home, despite Yao's 29 points—15 in the fourth quarter.[66] Although he averaged 25.1 points and 10.3 rebounds for the series, Yao said afterwards "I didn't do my job".[67] At the end of the season, Yao was selected to the All-NBA Second Team for the first time in his career, after being selected to the All-NBA Third Team twice.[68]

On May 18, 2007, only weeks after the Rockets were eliminated from the playoffs, Jeff Van Gundy was dismissed as head coach.[69] Three days later, the Rockets signed former Sacramento Kings coach Rick Adelman,[70] who was thought to focus more on offense than the defensive-minded Van Gundy.[71][72]


Yao advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in his career in 2009.On November 9, 2007, Yao played against fellow Chinese NBA and Milwaukee Bucks player Yi Jianlian for the first time. The game, which the Rockets won 104–88, was broadcast on 19 networks in China, and was watched by over 200 million people in China alone, making it one of the most-watched NBA games in history.[73] In the 2008 NBA All-Star Game, Yao was once again voted to start at center for the Western Conference.[74] Before the All-Star weekend, the Rockets had won eight straight games, and after the break, they took their win streak to 12 games. On February 26, 2008, however, it was reported that Yao would miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his left foot. He missed the 2008 NBA Playoffs, but he did not miss the 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing, China in August.[75] After Yao's injury, the Rockets stretched their winning streak to 22 games, the second-longest in NBA history.[76] Yao underwent a successful operation on March 3, which placed screws in his foot to strengthen the bone, and recovery time was estimated at four months.[77] Yao's final averages in 55 games were 22.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks a game.[36]

The next season, Yao played 77 games, his first full season since the 2004–05 season, and averaged 19.7 points and 9.9 rebounds, while shooting 54.8% from the field, and a career-high 86.6% from the free throw line.[36] Despite McGrady suffering a season-ending injury in February,[78] the Rockets finished with 53 wins and the fifth seed in the Western Conference.[79] Facing the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round, Yao finished with 24 points on 9 of 9 shooting in the first game, and the Rockets won 108–81, in Portland.[80] The Rockets won all their games in Houston,[81] and advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 1997, and the first time in Yao's career.[82]

The Rockets faced the Lakers in the second round, and Yao scored 28 points, with 8 points in the final four minutes, to lead the Rockets to a 100–92 win in Los Angeles.[83] However, the Rockets lost their next two games,[84][85] and Yao was diagnosed with a sprained ankle after Game 3.[86] A follow-up test revealed a hairline fracture in his left foot, and he was ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs.[87] In reaction, Yao said the injury, which did not require surgery, was "better than last year".[88] However, follow-up analysis has indicated that the injury could be career threatening.[89] The Yao-less Rockets went on to win Game 4 against the Lakers to even the series 2–2.[90] The Rockets eventually lost the series in seven games.

In July 2009, Yao discussed the injury with his doctors, and the Rockets applied for a disabled player exception, an exception to the NBA Salary Cap which grants the injured player's team money to sign a free agent.[91] The Rockets were granted the exception, and used approximately $5.7 million on free agent Trevor Ariza. After weeks of consulting, it was decided that Yao will undergo surgery in order to repair the broken bone in his left foot. While no timetable has been set for his return, Yao will most likely miss the entire 2009–10 season. He is expected to be available for the Rockets training camp in 2010.[92

some of you lemmings just run with what the other guy says victims of popularity complex and not paying attention to how high the cliff you guys are jumping off with hands intertwined really is. while its hard to debate his injuries, the broken knee was courtesy of another player landing on him while attempting a block, but somehow yao should know better than to block shots right? his big toe infection also was all his fault and he should know better than to trim his own toenails, the first foot operation was a joke and the physician should be called out for doing a horrible job leading to yet another operation that finally addressed the problem of bone structure, very similar to what ilgauskas had early in his career and when was the last time he had foot issues? there is nothing structurally wrong with yao's knees or legs and his foot has been healing nicely with the big guy already in hardcore training at toyota center. im glad most of the experts on PSD dont respect him enough to garner a big paycheck, but darryl morey understands that starting next year yao will have a 3-5 year run as the most dominating center in the game, jot that down and he will write yao a blank check and keep swimming in money like scrooge mcduck from all the chinese yen that gets spent on houston rockets merchandising (which far surpasses most teams, and allows the rockets to absorb big contracts,make moves and stay relevant during hard monetary times in the NBA)

JordansBulls
05-22-2010, 10:25 PM
I'd give him a 1 yr deal.. Im yet to see him play a full season the last 4 years

A 1 year deal is ridiculous.

masalex1205
05-22-2010, 10:45 PM
Rockets VP or Operations Gerson Rosas commented on this yesterday on the radio and said it was false rumors.

haha awesome sig

JordansBulls
06-21-2010, 12:57 AM
Would anyone do a S/T for him?

The Raven
06-21-2010, 06:02 AM
why would any team want to give this man a 6 year deal. Thats just ridiculous

FOBolous
06-21-2010, 08:32 AM
i would resign him depending on how much he wants. if he's willing to take around 7 million, i would sign him for 6 years.

ldc62
06-21-2010, 10:48 AM
Rockets VP or Operations Gerson Rosas commented on this yesterday on the radio and said it was false rumors.

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