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.
Okay, dumb question. How do the Bobcats get compensated if they take a bad contract? Take another player (desired by the other team) and trade? I'm with eke too. Don't be dumb, build young with the right vets, and win.