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Will Yao pass Calvin Murphy to be 2nd highest scorer in all-time rockets?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tmacyaorox, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. tmacyaorox

    tmacyaorox Contributing Member

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    Yao scored 30 against kings last night, making up to 8,185 career total points. He passes Otis Thorpe, and becomes the 8th highest in total points scored for rockets among all-time rockets. Here is the top list:

    1. Hakeem Olajuwon: 26,511
    2. Calvin Murphy: 17,949
    3. Rudy T: 13,383
    4. Elvin Hayes: 11,762
    5. Moses Malone: 11,119
    6. Robert Reid: 8,823
    7. Mike Newlin: 8,480
    8. Yao Ming: 8,185

    It is almost impossible to surpass the "dream", but could he pass Calvin? Assume yao retires in rockets (I think he will) and plays 7 or so more years. If he stays health and play 70 games per year (this is the key), he could average 20 ppg. This makes 9,800 pts. He would end up with 17,985 in total points, just overtake Calvin Murphy. I think it is possible, but it is tough, considering he has to stay health and play in his top game in next 7 years.... but it should be easy for Yao to pass Rudy T to take the third seat. what you guys think?
     
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    saleem Contributing Member

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    His lack of athleticism and risk of injury because of his height will possibly curtail him to having 3-4 more good years but I admit I could be wrong. I could see him scoring around 20 points a game for 70 games per year if he remains fit over a 3-4 year period.
     
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    如果不出意外,第三应该不难!
     
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    yep, i totally agree... such wonderful insight.
     
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    Assume Yao will play 6 more seasons, not include this season, per season play 80 games (include playoffs) every game he score 20 pts, thus his pts will be 9600 pts, and plus this season among the left game, he score 1000 pts, so his career pts will be the second place in Rockets. But still in order to finish this target, Yao should stay as a rocket man all his career and keep his status..
     
  6. Avicenna76

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    我认为他将是第二! 即使通常伤害。
     
  7. YAOandMSC

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    这个说不准,但休斯敦一定会留下他的印记!
     
  8. Avicenna76

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    是。 他是历史的最了不起的中国篮子球球员。我实际上不讲中文。 :D
     
  9. comehere2

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    he'll retire within 3 years. ;)

    3 rings maybe. yeah, i'm dreaming.

    from start to the end. one team.
     
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    vcchlw Contributing Member

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    Where is Tracy? He should not be far below the list either.
     
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    ReD_1 Rookie

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    I think he will not top Calvin Murphy because:

    -Yao has high risk of injury
    -Will not avg. over 20 ppg. in next seven years

    Reason why he might pass Calvin is that if he stays healthy plays on the top of his game and reaches his peak.

    Ofcourse some people forget that big man reach their top game around 30's - see Kevin Garnett, Shaq with Wade, Tim Duncan etc.
     
  12. J.Will.Xu

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    Well,there's still a possibility that Yao will surpass Rudy T.if he stays healthy the subsequent 3 or 4 years,he'll be no.2 on that all time scoring list of Rockets.

    But what's the odds that a big man like man would maintain his career with already impaired body to the next 3 or 4 years?I doubt he could manage to extend his career as Rocket for 9 years.Health would decide everything on him.

    Playing 70 games per season will do a great help to get Yao over Rudy T.A'ight,whenever he'll pass no.2 on the list,he's still a great player in Rockets history. ;)
     
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    H town will want him to be traded before this happens because it is such a fair weathered town and he will never live up to the expectations some continue to DREAM up for him.

    he won't pass him because he has to give up more shots on this team to keep some guys happy......... I don't believe he will become the scorer everyone expects as long as Tracy is on this team. otherwise he would be forced to figure out how to score night in and night out.

    Thats ok with me I want a ring for him, not a record.
     
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    Translator is very powerful!!!, I understand all of them....
     
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    no he won't get that many points. i think around 15000 would be a big accomplishment for yao.

    however, if he wins a fwe rings, his legacy would be higher and that's what more important.

    we've seen what stats will get ya in regards to tracy. gotta win in this league. props to tracy for passing 17000 pts recently anyways.
     
  16. Avicenna76

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    您讲中文?
     
  17. J.Will.Xu

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    Actually I do,most of time,you can tell from the username I have.I can understand 'em all. ;)
     
  18. durvasa

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    Yao's on the downward curve. I don't see him averaging 70+ games over the next 7 years or averaging 20 ppg the rest of the way.

    I do think he'll pass Rudy, and almost certainly get his jersey retired when all is said and done.
     
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    No way he's going to beat Calvin. Best case scenario, he surpasses Elvin.
     
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