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December 30th, 2010

Yao on trading block

Posted by slammo in News

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Houston Rockets are looking to trade his expiring contract for draft picks and young players. Thus, ending Yao Ming’s era as the Rockets franchise player. Truly sad news for the big fella. For basketball fans, we’ve all seen this coming. Taller centers typically have shorter, injury-riddled careers. Their bodies are more susceptible to injuries. Gheorghe Muresan only played for 6 seasons. Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ career was always on the verge of ending due to foot problems. Shawn Bradley playing for 12 years is an exception. Besides, he never accomplished anything.

Yao has only played about 7 years. He put further strain on his body by playing in China during Summers. Unlike Muresan and to a certain extent Big Z, Yao was a dominant player in the post; something that’s difficult to mold in bigs. Let’s hope Yao gets to end his career on his terms and not because of injury.

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