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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by armygirl, Feb 5, 2011.
6-way tie if you count Stuckey.
Could be. At his youthful age, not much was overtly expected, but he adapted through hard work and showed maturity in not becoming part of the internal chain-gang. As the team progresses into another direction, he has made a big mark because of his maturation level. His IQ will make him a solid contributor, can we ask, at this age, anything more? Here is a question for you. What is to become of Yao Ming? After seven years and at age thirty, how can he keep healthy? Remember, at 7-6, the pounding from the hardwood and the toll from a physiologic standpoint of view, is tenuous for this talented giant...and whole systematic reactions, from abnormal physical-body extensions must cope with an equally abnormal concentration that creates breaking points in response to those actions. A perspective is now on the horizon: those approaching 7 ft (-/+ 2 inches) now begin adaptation to perimeter play...where you have combinations of outer offensive displays in 3 pt. jump shooting, less body contact, less dominance from rebounding accountability (some guards at 1-2 and sometimes 3, dominate statistics in proportion to positioning), less finesse toward the interior, and the wholesale concentration on the waiting for someone who can force the smaller game from outside their perch. Generally, this means those top ranked guards must start catch-hauling those meandering schools of fish. Those guards are at ground level and must understand the sea-breeze, as opposed to those in the higher elevations from the crow's nest...that are on the lookout for the whales and the lessening of the messy catch on-board.
I'd say that whoever ends up with Yao should just sit him for the regular season and unleash him during the last 10 games or so to warm up for the playoffs.
10 straight games? You trying to kill him?
i lol'd. ty.
Maybe just save him for a game 7 situation. He could guard Duncan instead of Tay.
I think Yao has suffered more than physical damage. His reaction skills are not even there anymore. You would think his peripheral vision would catch that oncoming shark and he would at least flinch a bit. At least Tayshaun was good at moving out of the way.
Laimbeer and Mahorn woulda thrown the shark back by now...They'd certainly keep him out of the paint.
That is so hilarious...good job. Poor Rip City will have to take at least another 6 months for equal responses. Shame on us.
I don't care what do you think of Yao. He is a great player ,that's no doubt . I know he moves slowly because he is taller than others in NBA.and after the games in NBA season ,he had to back to China Basketball Team for a whole summer.He is tired than others. A player who has 7foot height in NBA was easily Injured like Big Z, A.Bynum etc. and I'm a Pistons fan here.
Absolutely, and I think that this had a huge impact on all big-men who are inherit far more susceptible to stress factors from the knees on down. Of course, representing his home country might have hurt his professional career and the style played by the team. Many project that he will move on from Houston, but I think that would be a mistake. There should be much movement this year, providing a contract is signed.
He will be fine.
Yao's the quickest 7'6" big man in the league by far. But in all seriousness, he's the most coordinated + 7 footer in history. Great touch, wonderful free throw shooter, and high bball IQ. Such a shame that he's too big for his feet to support.
I would instead say Hakeem. He is cat-like.
True we can't forget the Dream. I also would have liked to see what would have happened if Sabonis could have played some injury free ball in his younger years in the NBA.
Yeah, but only if you believe Hakeem was actually 7 feet. I've heard that he's more like 6'10"
Another reason to like Monroe: Pistons' Greg Monroe plans to change number, in deference to Dennis Rodman | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
It would be easy to just move up to 11.
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