Sources: Rockets exploring a Yao Ming trade

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  1. Rockets25

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    UPDATE at 11:44am - Yahoo! story

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    According to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    http://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/19426201156190209
     
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  2. MYLEVL

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    Yahoo: Yao being shopped

    On adraian woj twitter
     
  3. MYLEVL

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    With lure of insurance offering $8M discount on his expiring $17M salary, Houston exploring Yao Ming trade on several fronts, sources tell Y
     
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    <!-- https://twitter.com/#!/WojYahooNBA/status/19426201156190209 --> <style type='text/css'>.bbpBox19426201156190210 {background:url(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_background_images/64441204/butler_gym.jpg) #9AE4E8;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author img{float:left;margin:0 7px 0 0px;width:38px;height:38px} p.bbpTweet a:hover{text-decoration:underline}p.bbpTweet span.timestamp{font-size:12px;display:block}</style> <div class='bbpBox19426201156190210'><p class='bbpTweet'>With lure of insurance offering $8M discount on his expiring $17M salary, Houston exploring Yao Ming trade on several fronts, sources tell Y<span class='timestamp'><a title='Mon Dec 27 16:15:41 +0000 2010' href='https://twitter.com/#!/WojYahooNBA/status/19426201156190209'>less than a minute ago</a> via web</span><span class='metadata'><span class='author'><a href='http://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA'><img src='http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/612805511/butler_gym_normal.jpg' /></a><strong><a href='http://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA'>Adrian Wojnarowski</a></strong><br/>WojYahooNBA</span></span></p></div> <!-- end of tweet -->

    <!-- https://twitter.com/#!/WojYahooNBA/status/19426735820902400 --> <style type='text/css'>.bbpBox19426735820902400 {background:url(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_background_images/64441204/butler_gym.jpg) #9AE4E8;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author img{float:left;margin:0 7px 0 0px;width:38px;height:38px} p.bbpTweet a:hover{text-decoration:underline}p.bbpTweet span.timestamp{font-size:12px;display:block}</style> <div class='bbpBox19426735820902400'><p class='bbpTweet'>Some teams exploring trade for Yao to re-sign him on short deal, or just get cap relief on his expiring deal, sources say.<span class='timestamp'><a title='Mon Dec 27 16:17:49 +0000 2010' href='https://twitter.com/#!/WojYahooNBA/status/19426735820902400'>less than a minute ago</a> via web</span><span class='metadata'><span class='author'><a href='http://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA'><img src='http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/612805511/butler_gym_normal.jpg' /></a><strong><a href='http://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA'>Adrian Wojnarowski</a></strong><br/>WojYahooNBA</span></span></p></div> <!-- end of tweet -->
     
  5. thadeus

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    Goddamnit.

    I want Yao to retire a Rocket - will wait on more information though before I take this seriously.
     
  6. shaggylambda

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    Probably just fielding calls.
     
  7. rockets934life

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    DAM....Morey don't play. Honestly SHOCKED.
     
  8. DaDakota

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    What? THAT IS AWESOME !!!

    I was afraid that Les would not allow them to take advantage of Yao's insurance situation, due to Yao's connections into China.

    This would be great for the team if they can flip that contract to a team with buyers remorse on a large deal.

    DD
     
  9. DarylMoney

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    I wouldn't be opposed to a trade, buyout, then re-signing him here on the cheap (very cheap) for next year.
     
  10. RedDragon01

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    If true, this is VERY big news.
     
  11. MYLEVL

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    U got it in just b4 me. I'm interested to see who or hat we could flip this for. My guess is Houston is interested in bringing Yao back next season if he is willing to agree on a short term and low cost contract
     
  12. J.R.

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    Not to discredit Woj but I'll believe it when I see it
     
  13. Jontro

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    I hope we can get some good this time on a trade and not just another role player asset.

    My dream of not having to worry about Yao's health is hopefully getting answered soon.
     
  14. ROXTXIA

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    Didn't know Morey/Les would have the b-a-l-l-z.

    How long before they deny all of this?
     
  15. Hakeemtheking

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    Why is that? Because he is an awesome guy? Please...

    Yao has missed about 50% of games in the last 5 years. After a long, long rehab, Yao lasted all of 7 games for us. He is done.

    Players come and go, the franchise is the only permanent fixture.
     
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  16. Commodore

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    I understand the move but my heart would hate to see Yao in anything other than Rockets Red
     
  17. Pull_Up_3

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    dam thats sad....but its for the better of the team
     
  18. Stevierebel

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    Don't rebuild... You reload.
     
  19. greatpacha1

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    yea, i agree, but he should retire as a rocket...
     
  20. Raven

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    Awesome news if true. Yao is a noble warrior, but it's time to move on.
     

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