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For the Rockets, the time is Yao

 
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Yao-za.
"Lots of things happened," said Rudy T., rediscovering how a smile feels.
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so, what's the average points you think Yao's going to get in thise season ?Do you think he can play against those few strong centers in West ?
 
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Originally posted by Abadula Joshi:
so, what's the average points you think Yao's going to get in thise season ?Do you think he can play against those few strong centers in West ?


I am not sure, because I am not an expert.
But one thing I know is NBA has full of experts. NBA teams do not like to waste their no. 1 pick chance. Among the past no. 1 picks, there are:
Tim Duncan
Hakeem Olazuwan
David Robinson
Allen Iverson
Elton Brand
Michael Jordan was No. 3, Vince Carter was also no. 3. Patrick Ewing was among top 5. Yao is not the first no. 1 pick from foreign country, but he is the first no. 1 pick who never went through the ncaa system.
I read some articles from various sources. In general:
Yao is 7-5, 296 ibs, and he has skills and basketball IQ, so lots of potential;
Yao upper body is weak, comparing to his 296 ib weight, but his lower body is strong. In all sports, the most important muscle is below the bottom of chest, above knee.
I saw other post comparing Yao with Duncan, Robinson, and Olazuwan. I think Yao is in line with league's top centers.
 
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Originally posted by Abadula Joshi:
so, what's the average points you think Yao's going to get in thise season ?Do you think he can play against those few strong centers in West ?



Speaking strong, the no. 1 in the league is O'neil. The no. 2 is Batier, who also come from China, playing for Denver last season.
 
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Mengke Bateer will be playing for San Antonio Spurs this season.
With Tim Duncan and David Robinson, Spur wants to repeat the feat of 1999, when they won the NBA champion.
I think Bateer's main function will be to battle O'Neil with his 6 fouls.
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Mengke Bateer
Height: 6-11
Weight: 290 lbs
Position: Center
Born: November 20, 1975, Beijing, China
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/3/3590/
 
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