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Report: Rockets listening to trade offers for Yao Ming

Dec 27, 2010, 12:11 PM EDT

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Yao Ming may be done playing for the season but he still has value in the NBA world — he is a $17 million expiring contract. Heading into a new Collective Bargaining Agreement — whatever it ends up looking like — that’s a lot of money saved and cap room freed up.

The Rockets may want to use that themselves, but they are getting and listening to trade offers tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.

With lure of insurance offering $8M discount on his expiring $17M salary, Houston exploring Yao Ming trade on several fronts, sources tell Y

Some teams exploring trade for Yao to re-sign him on short deal, or just get cap relief on his expiring deal, sources say.

It will be interesting to see how the Rockets handle this. They could use that space and flexibility themselves, but if an offer comes in that they think helps start to reshape this team faster GM Daryl Morey will have to seriously consider it.

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