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JB0B0
04-22-2011, 01:00 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=6408384

Yao is looking to return and if the Rockets don't resign him, where do you think he will end up? I'd say Miami and New York would be the most likely destinations.

Hellcrooner
04-22-2011, 01:04 PM
cedars sinai surgery department?

sadly i wouldnt be surprised if he simply retires after the season-.

latinofire21
04-22-2011, 01:06 PM
I think he can do a gig in broadcasting. I would laugh if he was commentating next to barkley lol.

ULT WARRIOR408
04-22-2011, 01:08 PM
Nets
Blazers
Kings or should I say Royals?:D
Suns

Just to name a few.:smoking:

Cano4prez
04-22-2011, 01:09 PM
No way Miami gets him unless he decides to take the vet min, which I doubt

FadeAwayLikeMJ
04-22-2011, 01:11 PM
a wheelchair



but seriously, i dont see him on the Heat. at this point Z is a better option, chesmistry wise and rythim wise.

i could see the Knicks make a push for him. wouldnt be a bad idea.

koetravis
04-22-2011, 01:13 PM
a wheelchair



but seriously, i dont see him on the Heat. at this point Z is a better option, chesmistry wise and rythim wise.

i could see the Knicks make a push for him. wouldnt be a bad idea.

hahahahahahahaha,classic!

The Apprentice
04-22-2011, 01:15 PM
Not the type of center miami needs,I would much rather have sammy D.

Purple&Gold24
04-22-2011, 01:16 PM
Backing up bynum :D :rolleyes:

KB24PG16
04-22-2011, 01:19 PM
retirment

ne3xchamps
04-22-2011, 01:21 PM
I don't think he comes back. which really is sad because I have never seen a guy that big that had such good range. His frame was just too big for his glass feet to handle. Honestly, who would take a chance with him? Sign him, gets injured first 20 games or so like he has done, then its a big fat waste of time. Too injury prone IMO.

kjoke
04-22-2011, 01:22 PM
how can you say you dont want a potenial 17 and 8 huge center? I would gladly take him on the heat, even for the FULL mle (if we have one after the new deal)

tyfreaks brotha
04-22-2011, 01:23 PM
Nets
Blazers
Kings or should I say Royals?:D
Suns

Just to name a few.:smoking:

:censored:

Baller1
04-22-2011, 01:32 PM
As sad is it may be, I see him retiring.

TChef02
04-22-2011, 01:35 PM
Based on who needs someone at that position and who might have salary space to sign him I'd list the following teams as possible options

Denver: Nene could be gone and KMart could both be gone; this team will need an interior presence.

Dallas: Chandler will probably leave and I see NY as a perfect fit for him. Dallas will need to find a replacement and Yoa could land there. Plus he stays in Texas in the process.

Charlotte: Should have the salary space and looking to find a player that can sell some tickets.

I've thought about teams like NY, Boston and Miami but I think New York will pursue more athletic options like Nene, or Chandler to fill the void at Center and a team like Boston or Miami would have to sign him to a very small contract and he would likely have to come off the bench. That might be a good idea for Yoa considering his injury history over recent years but I think Yoa would probably prefer a starting job and more lucrative contract. Denver and Dallas seem like the best fits for him if he doesn't just stay in Houston. NY still might be an outside shot as a bench player since they could at least offer him more money than Miami or Boston.

Lloyd Christmas
04-22-2011, 01:35 PM
I don't really want to sound like a ****, but will the Chinese government allow him to retire if he can still make a few million?

JordansBulls
04-22-2011, 01:36 PM
Bulls pick him up for the minimum and only play him in the playoffs next season.

Cano4prez
04-22-2011, 01:36 PM
how can you say you dont want a potenial 17 and 8 huge center? I would gladly take him on the heat, even for the FULL mle (if we have one after the new deal)

So you'd take the risk using the Full MLE on an injury prone center who played 5 games last year?

Muttman73
04-22-2011, 01:40 PM
Indiana, they need some variety in the lineup

JustinLafferty
04-22-2011, 01:44 PM
If he signed for minimum, I'd take him in Orlando....We got Dwight so the worst can happen is what we got now. But sadly I just don't see him staying healthy. Phoenix's training staff has been able to do wonders for some players so if I was him I'd go there....lol

Purple&Gold24
04-22-2011, 01:45 PM
Bulls pick him up for the minimum and only play him in the playoffs next season.

:laugh:

gotoHcarolina52
04-22-2011, 01:49 PM
You can count Miami out. The Heat will focus on landing one of Tyson Chandler, Maybyner Hilário, or Samuel Dalembert.

Tarheels23
04-22-2011, 01:51 PM
China

akesh99
04-22-2011, 01:59 PM
Toronto. We have a HUGE Asian population and are in desperate need of a C. I could definitely see us taking a risk on Yao

coolio136
04-22-2011, 02:04 PM
Naa I'm good with Nene.

DMasta718
04-22-2011, 02:19 PM
I see him probably retiring. Not because no one wants him but because I think he would want to retire as a Rocket.

assisi805
04-22-2011, 02:20 PM
Thunder could give him a try.

jimm120
04-22-2011, 02:34 PM
Nets
Blazers
Kings or should I say Royals?:D
Suns

Just to name a few.:smoking:

Thinking about it, I could really see the Nets signing him. Right now, they are all for stealing the spotlight from the Knicks. They're focused on gaining market share with the Knicks in NY.

Signing Yao Ming would go a long way.

Remember, New York has Chinatown in Manhattan and it also has 8th avenue in Brooklyn (plus in the past 6 years, many asians have taken 18th avenue, which used to belong to the Italians but now is populated by asians).

So, two HUGE sectors full of asians and quite honestly, a lot of asians in many other parts of NY. I can definitely see it as a marketing move.

jimm120
04-22-2011, 02:36 PM
Bulls pick him up for the minimum and only play him in the playoffs next season.

ahhaha lol.

That would be a hilarious situation for whichever team picks him up.

Let him Practice, play 2 games a week, and the playoffs.

If he still gets hurt after that, then...wow.

rhino17
04-22-2011, 02:40 PM
I doubt he leaves Houston, he wants to stay there and management would be dumb to let him walk, even if he doesnt play, the Rockets are still the most popular team in China

the rockets aren't contending any time soon, so keeping him doesnt hurt their roster


But even if he doesnt return, the guy could definitely still be a legit backup center, he just cant play extended minutes

Hawkeye15
04-22-2011, 02:45 PM
either retires, or goes to a contender that will have center depth and allow him to play only 50 games, and 20-25 mpg tops.

I would guess retires. No team will sign him with a need to play him 30 mpg all year

IndiansFan337
04-22-2011, 03:08 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=6408384

Yao is looking to return and if the Rockets don't resign him, where do you think he will end up? I'd say Miami and New York would be the most likely destinations.

Those two teams would love to get him, but I don't know that he'd want to go to either of those teams....

gotoHcarolina52
04-22-2011, 03:10 PM
Those two teams would love to get him, but I don't know that he'd want to go to either of those teams....

He would love to go to either, but I doubt Miami would care for him.

ULT WARRIOR408
04-22-2011, 03:11 PM
[QUOTE=tyfreaks brotha;17605612]:censored:[/QUOTE


Stop being a crybaby.:censored::cry:

djeller1139
04-22-2011, 03:12 PM
Golden State will go after him I'm sure. His contract will pay for itself in jerseys, hype, etc. and we need a C. Unfortunately, we'll overpay, watch as Ming plays 17 games on the season, and cry that we didn't sign a real C and instead overpaid for Yao Ming to team up with Jeremy Lin.

ULT WARRIOR408
04-22-2011, 03:13 PM
Thinking about it, I could really see the Nets signing him. Right now, they are all for stealing the spotlight from the Knicks. They're focused on gaining market share with the Knicks in NY.

Signing Yao Ming would go a long way.

Remember, New York has Chinatown in Manhattan and it also has 8th avenue in Brooklyn (plus in the past 6 years, many asians have taken 18th avenue, which used to belong to the Italians but now is populated by asians).

So, two HUGE sectors full of asians and quite honestly, a lot of asians in many other parts of NY. I can definitely see it as a marketing move.

He's a seat filler & thats why he'll play & get chance to play on other teams.

John Walls Era
04-22-2011, 03:19 PM
Yao just being on the floor open things up.

TRF929
04-22-2011, 03:19 PM
Based on who needs someone at that position and who might have salary space to sign him I'd list the following teams as possible options

Denver: Nene could be gone and KMart could both be gone; this team will need an interior presence.

Dallas: Chandler will probably leave and I see NY as a perfect fit for him. Dallas will need to find a replacement and Yoa could land there. Plus he stays in Texas in the process.

Charlotte: Should have the salary space and looking to find a player that can sell some tickets.

I've thought about teams like NY, Boston and Miami but I think New York will pursue more athletic options like Nene, or Chandler to fill the void at Center and a team like Boston or Miami would have to sign him to a very small contract and he would likely have to come off the bench. That might be a good idea for Yoa considering his injury history over recent years but I think Yoa would probably prefer a starting job and more lucrative contract. Denver and Dallas seem like the best fits for him if he doesn't just stay in Houston. NY still might be an outside shot as a bench player since they could at least offer him more money than Miami or Boston.

I was actually thinking Dallas or San Antonio

Pop knows who to limit minutes and get produvtive time out of anyone. Look at Duncan, still produces in 25-30 mpg. Now that the playoffs are here though he'll play more. McDyess has even said SA would be the only place he would play another year with (I see him retiring though). I can see Miami going after him, not so much NY.

IndiansFan337
04-22-2011, 03:24 PM
He would love to go to either, but I doubt Miami would care for him.

I'm not sold on that at all. Miami would love to have Yao. Z is retiring, Joel Anthony has proven he is not a starter, and Dampier is aging and extremely limited offensively. I also believe Dampier is on a 1 year contract...If that is true, they don't have much big depth heading into next season.

Kashmir13579
04-22-2011, 03:35 PM
yea thats the first thing Miami and NY should do.. Miami can have Yao and Knicks will get Oden. :facepalm:

(i never use the facepalm)

AllBall
04-22-2011, 03:37 PM
Do Not Want. As much as I like the guy's attitude. He's done in this league.

Il Mago 7
04-22-2011, 03:44 PM
Raptors

gotoHcarolina52
04-22-2011, 03:45 PM
I'm not sold on that at all. Miami would love to have Yao. Z is retiring, Joel Anthony has proven he is not a starter, and Dampier is aging and extremely limited offensively. I also believe Dampier is on a 1 year contract...If that is true, they don't have much big depth heading into next season.

They can pursue Chandler, Nene or Dalembert. It's highly unlikely Chandler would sign for the MLE, and Nene might not opt out of his deal, but Dalembert for the MLE would be a better fit than a suspect Yao Ming.

sep11ie
04-22-2011, 03:58 PM
Ha, nobody sees him staying in Houston.

ne3xchamps
04-22-2011, 04:01 PM
Thinking about it, I could really see the Nets signing him. Right now, they are all for stealing the spotlight from the Knicks. They're focused on gaining market share with the Knicks in NY.

Signing Yao Ming would go a long way.

Remember, New York has Chinatown in Manhattan and it also has 8th avenue in Brooklyn (plus in the past 6 years, many asians have taken 18th avenue, which used to belong to the Italians but now is populated by asians).

So, two HUGE sectors full of asians and quite honestly, a lot of asians in many other parts of NY. I can definitely see it as a marketing move.

cool story bro.:cool:

thekmp211
04-22-2011, 04:06 PM
not sure he'll ever be healthy again. thing is, if he can come back he's so big and skilled that he would still be an effective player, something to the extent of what shaq has become.

if he is determined and capable of getting healthy, and doctors cleared that, i'd give him a look. i think though that he's probably done, health wise. too bad.

AllBall
04-22-2011, 04:09 PM
He should go to Phoenix since their medical staff has discovered the fountain of youth.

apope26
04-22-2011, 04:35 PM
Son Yao is done... sad to say, but he's done. I say take a year off get FULLY HEALED and head for Bean town or come to Orlando!! With or without Dwight= SHip!

apope26
04-22-2011, 04:35 PM
ship didn't mean without dwight... it meant if they were both there.

jbterrelle
04-22-2011, 04:43 PM
Detroit Pistons!! We need all the help we can get right now, an injury prone Yao is better than our current centers any day of the week lol

hotpotato1092
04-22-2011, 04:49 PM
I say this for all injury prone players, Phoenix. Every player looking to restart their career should aim for Phoenix, that training staff works miracles.

NYYCowboys
04-22-2011, 05:09 PM
If he checks out healthy wise I wouldn't mind having the Knicks take a chance on him on a 1 or 2 year deal.

Crackadalic
04-22-2011, 05:26 PM
yea thats the first thing Miami and NY should do.. Miami can have Yao and Knicks will get Oden. :facepalm:

(i never use the facepalm)

Well said kash

Raps18-19 Champ
04-22-2011, 07:55 PM
He can come to the Raps any time he wants.

JB0B0
04-22-2011, 10:27 PM
He should go to Phoenix since their medical staff has discovered the fountain of youth.

Good point.

THE MTL
04-22-2011, 10:30 PM
Yao is still worth the risk if u ask me. NEW YORK KNICKS would gladly take him

JB0B0
04-22-2011, 10:31 PM
Yao is still worth the risk if u ask me. NEW YORK KNICKS would gladly take him

If the Knicks get a new coach, a healthy Yao, and Chris Paul, they would be a legitimate contender imo.

Paul
Fields
Melo
Amare
Yao

roflmao

ayuntalo
04-22-2011, 10:34 PM
being a rockets fan (tmac-yao days),
i say he is done..yes he can still be an offensive force with that skill set however you cant play on NBA with just that. he will be abused defensively, when he is healthy he is so slow and gets abused on pick and rolls. he will be abused by quick big men or those who can shoot every possesion and next thing you know he is down again

SeoulBeatz
04-22-2011, 10:37 PM
I'm all for the sixers taking a gamble on him.

we are in dire need of some size and yao ming is the biggest mofo in the league. If he can just stand there and not get hurt he's already 100x better than Spencer Hawes' worthless ***.

kikeyanez
04-22-2011, 10:48 PM
warriors

JohnnyV
04-22-2011, 10:53 PM
Mavericks... I can see Cuban wanting to take a chance

Punk
04-22-2011, 10:56 PM
I don't think the Knicks would take him. Knowing D'antoni he would put him at Point Guard to create match up problems.....

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 11:32 PM
China

northsid3r
04-22-2011, 11:32 PM
Boston or New york.

lamar2006
04-22-2011, 11:58 PM
Backing up bynum :D :rolleyes:

You mean in Orlando after we get Dwight. :D:D:D:D

BSF101
04-23-2011, 12:24 AM
One team, and one team only. Drum roll pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee



THE CELTICS.

John Walls Era
04-23-2011, 12:33 AM
I don't think the Knicks would take him. Knowing D'antoni he would put him at Point Guard to create match up problems.....

:laugh:


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Yao giving 15 minutes a night would be extremely dangerous for any contender.

Jsoul101
04-23-2011, 02:45 AM
doesn't yao owns a 5star restaurant in Houston? he'll proli just chill there with the 17mil he earned by sitting on the bench this year =)

sweet-d
04-23-2011, 04:33 AM
I think he'll probably be retiring I mean he said it himself he probably will not be back after this season. But hey people say a lot of things that aren't true but if he does come back I'd like to see him with the Bulls, or the Nets especially the Nets. I'd love to see Yao in Brooklyn when they move there.

championships
04-23-2011, 04:46 AM
Xinjang of the CBA.

northsid3r
04-23-2011, 05:06 AM
doesn't yao owns a 5star restaurant in Houston? he'll proli just chill there with the 17mil he earned by sitting on the bench this year =)


Half of what ever he makes goes to China.

magichatnumber9
04-23-2011, 06:04 AM
He should go to Phoenix since their medical staff has discovered the fountain of youth.this

rhino17
04-23-2011, 03:28 PM
doesn't yao owns a 5star restaurant in Houston? he'll proli just chill there with the 17mil he earned by sitting on the bench this year =)

Its not a 5 star restaurant, its a slightly above average highly overpriced American Chinese restaurant

http://www.yaorestaurantdowntown.com/

javiles1525
04-23-2011, 03:44 PM
i wouldnt mind him in new york, but i would rather chandler or nene

jiggin
04-23-2011, 04:13 PM
lets see...history of foot or knee injuries...he's a center...

I'd say those facts put him at the top of the Blazers wish list. Hell...resign Oden and maybe the surgical team at the same science center in China where Ming was "born" can get 1 solid insanely dominant (and tall :) ) center put together!