Yao would still get his and could dominate people on offense, but I agree with your overall point. He was a good defender in the paint because of his size, but he was slow and lumbering. Teams would kill us by spacing the floor and shooting over us. The Jazz were poison to us because Yao couldn't deal with their ability to score from the 4/5 without going into the paint. Okur and Boozer gave me nightmares. Now the entire NBA has guys like that.