Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > NBA Forum

NBA Forum NBA Message Board - NBA Fan Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-10-2012, 02:23 AM   #1
ConanRulesNBC
Very good NBA starter
 
ConanRulesNBC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: IL
Posts: 8,577
ConanRulesNBC has one of the lowest reputations on this boardConanRulesNBC has one of the lowest reputations on this boardConanRulesNBC has one of the lowest reputations on this boardConanRulesNBC has one of the lowest reputations on this boardConanRulesNBC has one of the lowest reputations on this boardConanRulesNBC has one of the lowest reputations on this boardConanRulesNBC has one of the lowest reputations on this boardConanRulesNBC has one of the lowest reputations on this board
Default If the Rockets had a healthy Yao would they be contenders right now?

Would this Rockets team be the most talented Rockets team he's played on? Still sucks that his career was cut short.
ConanRulesNBC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 02:26 AM   #2
roffie
Local High School Star
 
roffie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,552
roffie is considered somewhat coolroffie is considered somewhat coolroffie is considered somewhat cool
Default Re: If the Rockets had a healthy Yao would they be contenders right now?

they would the most popular team ever
roffie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 02:57 AM   #3
dabulls23
I brick open layups
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 104
dabulls23 has an OK reputation so far
Default Re: If the Rockets had a healthy Yao would they be contenders right now?

8th seed team at least and losing in 2nd round at best
dabulls23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 03:43 AM   #4
monkeypox
National High School Star
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,458
monkeypox is popular on this boardmonkeypox is popular on this boardmonkeypox is popular on this boardmonkeypox is popular on this board
Default Re: If the Rockets had a healthy Yao would they be contenders right now?

It depends, do the Bulls have a healthy Jordan?
monkeypox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 04:11 AM   #5
NiHao
Can barely lace up my sneakers
 
NiHao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Beyond the GreatFireWall
Posts: 45
NiHao is considered somewhat coolNiHao is considered somewhat coolNiHao is considered somewhat cool
Default Re: If the Rockets had a healthy Yao would they be contenders right now?

Assuming Yao is still here, but he will scarcely be healthy. He's 226, and he's asian and play for China.
NiHao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 04:13 AM   #6
miller-time
NBA sixth man of the year
 
miller-time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 7,992
miller-time is considered a brilliant InsideHoops postermiller-time is considered a brilliant InsideHoops postermiller-time is considered a brilliant InsideHoops postermiller-time is considered a brilliant InsideHoops postermiller-time is considered a brilliant InsideHoops postermiller-time is considered a brilliant InsideHoops postermiller-time is considered a brilliant InsideHoops postermiller-time is considered a brilliant InsideHoops postermiller-time is considered a brilliant InsideHoops postermiller-time is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: If the Rockets had a healthy Yao would they be contenders right now?

yao is 32 now, so he probably would have declined a bit by now even without the injuries. carrying that sort of frame is not something you can do for long. he'd still be effective, but i'm not sure what minutes he could play?
miller-time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 12:30 PM   #7
FKAri
Good college starter
 
FKAri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3,419
FKAri is a pretty well-respected posterFKAri is a pretty well-respected posterFKAri is a pretty well-respected poster
Default Re: If the Rockets had a healthy Yao would they be contenders right now?

Yao
TMac
Artest
Scola
etc.

That team was stacked. They woulda done big things. I dont see how current Rockets team is more talented.
FKAri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 12:40 PM   #8
comerb
National High School Star
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,264
comerb is considered somewhat coolcomerb is considered somewhat coolcomerb is considered somewhat cool
Default Re: If the Rockets had a healthy Yao would they be contenders right now?

No, I don't even think they'd make it out of the second round, and maybe not the first.
comerb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 03:44 PM   #9
Phantom_Blue
High school junior varsity star
 
Phantom_Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 605
Phantom_Blue has decent reputation
Default Re: If the Rockets had a healthy Yao would they be contenders right now?

If Yao doesn't go down in that 2nd round series against the Lakers, you could make a case that team could have made the finals, even without T-Mac. Those teams were bulit for Yao, with veterans, 3 point shooting and solid defenders surrounding him.

This current team would probably be a lock for a 6th seed with healthy Yao, but definitely not contenders.
Phantom_Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 05:33 PM   #10
rodman91
Bulls
 
rodman91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,240
rodman91 has a terrific reputationrodman91 has a terrific reputationrodman91 has a terrific reputationrodman91 has a terrific reputationrodman91 has a terrific reputation
Default Re: If the Rockets had a healthy Yao would they be contenders right now?

He was best center in the league before injury. So yes. 7'6 big man who can play inside & outside can change a lot.
rodman91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 05:36 PM   #11
boozehound
An uglier Lamar Doom
 
boozehound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 24,318
boozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: If the Rockets had a healthy Yao would they be contenders right now?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ConanRulesNBC
Would this Rockets team be the most talented Rockets team he's played on? Still sucks that his career was cut short.
not the most talented team he played on. He would be a terrible fit. PnR offense adn defense with his slow ass? Terrible. Frankly, they are better with a guy like asik (next to lin/harden) as yao's strength was his offensive post game and his weaknesses include defense and speed/agility. The post game would get in the way of McHale's fun and efficient offense. The immobility would cripple their D.
boozehound is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:41 AM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site















Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy