Re: What if Yao was shorter?
No offense, but with Yao's style of game, if he were shorter, he wouldn't be very effective on the team. He already has a weak playing style, and so if you made him lets say 6'10 or 6'11, you could automatically drop him to about 6 or 7 boards a game. Then, you take away his height advantage and his little fade away shot would be easier to guard so you could take away about 3-4 points on his scoring average, that is unless smaller size led to increased speed. So, i'd say his numbers would look something like 20ppg, 7 rpg, 1.0bpg