Originally posted by ekedolphinGiven that Yao didn't play last year because of reconstructive foot surgery, I think this is a wise decision on his part.
I somewhat disagree on this point. There are a lot of free agents out there, but there are also a lot of teams with cap room. Assuming Chicago/Miami get LeBron, Wade, and Bosh and Johnson and Stoudemire go to New York, that still leaves the Nets, Clippers, Wizards, Cavs, and Chicago/Miami (whichever of those two teams comes up empty) fighting for the remaining FA's. None of those teams will accept coming up empty, so someone would be willing to overpay for Yao, regardless of his injury history. I think Yao missed out on an opportunity here.
I actually would have been very interested to see what would happen if Phoenix could scrounge up the money and sign Yao themselves. It would have been the biggest test to date for Phoenix's miracle medical staff.
(edited by It's False on 29.6.10 1843)
Perhaps it was the Noid who should have avoided me.
I'd take Yao...there's just something about a 7'5" guy that if you pass and he becomes a superstar, you're the biggest idiot ever. But if you take the 7'5" guy and he flops...well, Shawn Bradley is still in the NBA, right? BDC