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#1 Posted on 30.5.02 0206.21
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Now say the Rockets draft Ming. Aside from everything else they have to give the Chinese team a player in return. Say they agree on Player X. Does he have to go there and play? What happens if he refuses?
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#2 Posted on 30.5.02 0650.06
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I hadn't heard this before.

All I've heard is: $$$ (to the Chinese govt and his team), a deal to do camps or such in Shanghai and knowing that Ming will leave the team whenever China has to play int'l competitions, like the Worlds or Olympics.
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#3 Posted on 30.5.02 0804.30
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http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/sports/lopez/1422659

There you go.

Given that, I wouldn't draft Yao Ming.
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#4 Posted on 31.5.02 1258.39
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So if the Rockets feel that Yao Ming isn't worth the potential headaches, should they trade their pick for a proven big man? I don't think drafting somebody like Jay Williams would make any sense (unless they make him trade bait) since a guy by the name of Steve Francis has that position taken.
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#5 Posted on 1.6.02 1607.32
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I wouldn't be overly surprised if the Rockets did, in fact, make that trade.

But you know someone is going to pick Yao, and then we'll have a major Player's Association problem on our hands.
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#6 Posted on 4.6.02 1020.07
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    Originally posted by Swordsman Yen
    So if the Rockets feel that Yao Ming isn't worth the potential headaches, should they trade their pick for a proven big man? I don't think drafting somebody like Jay Williams would make any sense (unless they make him trade bait) since a guy by the name of Steve Francis has that position taken.


Philly is rumored to be offering Mutombo and the #16 for the #1, Rice, and Cato. The salaries do match up under the CBA so this trade is possible.

If anyone wants to check a possible trade here is the link I used:

http://www.realgm.com/src_tradechecker.php
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