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Old 07-10-2006, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default Will the Rockets become Yao's team next season?

I believe so. He has improved every season since he's been in the league and is due for a huge season.
02-03 HOU 82 29.1 49.8 81.1 50.0 8.2 1.7 0.4 1.8 13.5
03-04 HOU 82 32.8 52.2 80.9 0.0 9.0 1.5 0.3 1.9 17.4
04-05 HOU 80 30.6 55.2 78.3 - 8.4 0.8 0.4 2.0 18.3
05-06 HOU 57 34.1 51.9 85.3 0.0 10.2 1.5 0.5 1.6 22.3
If the Rockets sincerely become a inside-out team and McGrady and the crew hold down the perimeter, they can be looking at one of the top 3 seeds in the west. With Mac having back ailments off and on, it would be best if Yao became the #1 option, and he became the second option. That way he won't get worn down, and can be ready for post-season play. If Yao continues to improve, I seriously believe that he'll become the best big man in the game and win atleast 3 titles. Before he got injured he started to come into his own and I think with another season of preparation that he'll be well on his way to becoming one of the elite players in the league.
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:26 PM   #2
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Yao Ming has the potential to be the league's one and only superstar center (by today's standards). Problem is, he still hasn't adjusted to the NBA. Until he does, he will never own his own team, much less the entire league. Houston is still T-Mac's domain, but once Yao comes into his own, he'll be the "center" of attention.

I still have faith in Yao. I still see him being a superstar. Not today, perhaps not tomorrow, but one day. He's got the mechanics to get it done. He needs to work on his body. He's improving, but he's not where he needs to be from a physical standpoint. If T-Mac can stay healthy, and if Yao can become a highly consistent center, Houston will not have a problem.
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:26 PM   #3
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He only played 57 games last year?
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:38 PM   #4
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yep injuries...
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Old 07-10-2006, 02:05 PM   #5
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Uh, Yao Ming played like a superstar the second half of last season. He simply dominated. The question is whether that was just a very good stretch or whether he's starting to pull it all together. If it's the latter, the dude is going to be a force.

That said, given Tmac's experience, he should remain the go to person on the Rockets until it's proven that Yao can fit that role.
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:15 PM   #6
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love yao, but he's not ready to be the leader yet. now, he may score more or be the most important piece on the court, but he wont be the team's vocal leader.
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:54 PM   #7
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Yao has displayed that he can be a leader when he is leading the young guys on the chinese national team. Despite his nice personality, he can be a vocal leader, and criticize his teammates. Right now, Yao is still intimidated by the foreign guys on his team, he has to realize by now that he is a veteran, thus he should be taking the leadership role.
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:55 PM   #8
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they already are yao's team. considering he's their best player and all.
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:02 PM   #9
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they already are yao's team. considering he's their best player and all.

I would have to say that T-Mac is their best player. Yao might be their most dominant player at times but T-Mac is their best. If Yao can develop his game a bit more than ya I will agree with you that he is their best player.
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Old 07-10-2006, 10:41 PM   #10
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Cant wait to see the Rockets play next season. Healthy TMac and if Yao comes back and dominates like he did when he went on a tear after the All-Star break, Houston will make a run in the West.
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Old 07-10-2006, 11:51 PM   #11
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Yao has displayed that he can be a leader when he is leading the young guys on the chinese national team. Despite his nice personality, he can be a vocal leader, and criticize his teammates. Right now, Yao is still intimidated by the foreign guys on his team, he has to realize by now that he is a veteran, thus he should be taking the leadership role.

Amen.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:13 AM   #12
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we will trade tmac b4 yao. yao is the man in houston
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:16 AM   #13
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Yao has displayed that he can be a leader when he is leading the young guys on the chinese national team. Despite his nice personality, he can be a vocal leader, and criticize his teammates. Right now, Yao is still intimidated by the foreign guys on his team, he has to realize by now that he is a veteran, thus he should be taking the leadership role.
This is a very good post and a very good point.

Yao can be the leader of the Rockets. The Rockets are just waiting on him. I think it could happen soon as well. Yao keeps getting better and better in a number of areas as each season passes.
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Old 08-12-2006, 10:23 PM   #14
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Yao will never pwn the rockets because he cant carry a team in the 4th
The rockets will be much better wit T-Mac alone than Yao alone
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:44 AM   #15
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Don't count on it. Even though Yao's been in Houston longer its still T-Mac's team. He's the all star. Hes the veteran. Hes the captain of the team. Rockets are his team.
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