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  1. Tim Duncan to start for Yao Ming in All-Star Game

    Feb 17, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers

    It came down to Tim Duncan and Pau Gasol. Gregg Popovich went with his guy, not the hometown guy. He went with the guy who has started the last 11 All-Star Games, not the guy playing better this season. Tim Duncan will start at center for the West in the All-Star Game Sunday, replacing the…

  2. Kevin Love selected to replace Yao Ming in the All-Star Game

    Feb 4, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT

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    UPDATE (7:36 PM EST): The league has announced that Kevin Love will indeed serve as Yao Ming’s injury replacement for the All-Star Game. Before we all get too excited: what does it say about the All-Star system that there’s actual jubilation when players are chosen correctly? At this point, it should be regarded as truth…

  3. Yao Ming again voted an All-Star starter, cue outrage

    Jan 27, 2011, 8:06 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    In Yao Ming’s election as a starter for the Western Conference All-Stars, there’s no heart-warming consolation to be had; Yao Ming’s season is gone, and his inclusion in this event — which will give him the eighth All-Star berth of his career — is really just a reminder of why using a popular vote as…

  4. NBA All-Star Game starters named. Fans got 9 out of 10 right.

    Jan 27, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    2009 NBA All-Star Game

    NBA fans, you’ll get who you ask for. Well, nine out of 10 anyway. There were no surprises as the NBA All-Star Game starters were announced live on TNT Thursday night. The Eastern Conference starters are: Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic, center): He’s the best center in the game, averaging 22 points and 13.4 points per…

  5. NBA grants Rockets disabled player exception for Yao

    Jan 14, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

    Yao Ming

    Here’s the report, courtesy of the Associated Press: HOUSTON – The NBA has granted a disabled player salary exception to the Houston Rockets in the wake of Yao Ming’s latest season-ending injury. Yao underwent surgery on Jan. 6 to repair a stress fracture in his left ankle. The disabled player exception allows the Rockets to…

  6. Bucks, Rockets “win” contest for most injured team

    Jan 12, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

    Caron Butler

    So far this season the Milwaukee Bucks have been without key players — such as Andrew Bogut — for 77 man-games due to injury, including 56 to what would be their starting five in an ideal, bubble-wrapped, injury free world. The Rockets are right on their tail with 59 games lost and 51 for starters…

  7. Warriors could have interest in signing Yao Ming

    Jan 7, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT

    Yao Ming

    It’s been a rough couple of years for Yao Ming, who has played in only five games since the 2008-09 season, will miss at least the rest of this season with an injury, and may or may not be contemplating retirement after the latest devastating setback to his once-promising career. The 30-year old Yao, who was considered…

  8. Yao Ming has ankle surgery, considering comeback

    Jan 6, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    UPDATE 4:20 pm: Yao Ming released this statement after his surgery. “I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. I know this will be another long rehab, but I’m looking forward to beginning my recovery. I will use this time to consider all of my options, and will make a decision regarding my career…

  9. Kobe Bryant still leads everyone in All-Star voting

    Dec 30, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    With his worldwide popularity — he sells more jerseys in China than Yao Ming — it shouldn’t be a shock that Kobe Bryant is on top of the NBA’s All-Star balloting. The second round of released vote totals has Bryant with 1,153,694, well ahead of second place overall and Eastern Conference leader Dwight Howard (988,572).…

  10. Rockets not looking for picks, they want to trade for an All-Star

    Dec 30, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Houston Rockets

    There are two sides to building a championship roster: Getting a couple All-Star players to lead it; then finding quality role players to go around them. When Daryl Morey took over as general manager of the Rockets the stars were in place — Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. Morey built maybe the best group of…

  11. Sacramento Kings not interested in Yao Ming

    Dec 29, 2010, 10:11 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Sacramento Kings

    As we told you yesterday the Houston Rockets are seeing if there is any interest in Yao Ming’s expiring contract around the league. They did contact the Sacramento Kings but were told, “thanks, but no thanks” according to the Sacramento Bee. The reason is the discussions started with DeMarcus Cousins, a rookie that — despite…

  12. Kings, Bobcats have talked to Rockets about Yao Ming trade

    Dec 28, 2010, 10:22 AM EDT

    Yao_autographs

    We told you yesterday that Yao Ming and his $17 million expiring contract was available in a trade to a team looking for cap space, but we weren’t sure what teams were interested. Try the Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Bobcats. That according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, who adds that the Rockets are…

  13. Report: Rockets listening to trade offers for Yao Ming

    Dec 27, 2010, 12:11 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    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…

  14. Rockets to seek player exception for Yao Ming

    Dec 21, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT

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    With Yao Ming out for the season, the Houston Rockets are requesting a disabled player exception that would allow them to bring in another player, the Houston Chronicle reports. The exception would allow the Rockets to trade for a player without matching salaries, but only up to the mid-level exception amount of $5.7 million. Theoretically…

  15. Rockets off and running without Yao

    Dec 18, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Phoenix Suns

    Here’s the little thing everyone has missed while talking about Yao Ming for the past couple years — without him the Rockets are one of the league’s more entertaining teams. In the last two seasons — save for the handful of games Yao played — the Rockets have become a running team. Right now they…

  16. Yao Ming out for rest of season with stress fracture in ankle

    Dec 16, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    This is just heartbreaking. Yao Ming has a stress fracture in his left ankle, a different bone than the one that has been bruised and healing, but it almost certainly means he is out for the season, the Rockets announced today. Here is the official statement: An MRI performed today on Rockets center Yao Ming…

  17. Usual suspects lead early All-Star balloting

    Dec 16, 2010, 3:03 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    Results from the first few weeks of All-Star balloting are in and… well, it’s exactly what you’d expect. Pretty boring stuff, really. Lots of Heat, Celtics, Lakers and Chinese voters. For the Eastern Conference, LeBron James would start at forward in the East with Kevin Garnett (Amar’e Stoudemire is third among East forwards), the guards…

  18. Yao Ming thinks he is ready to play, doctors not so sure

    Dec 14, 2010, 10:25 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Yao Ming is a competitor. Nobody faults the man for work ethic. He wants to be on the court and he’s ready now. At least he thinks he is. Yao did everything but start signing “put me in coach, I’m ready to play, today” when he talked with the Houston Chronicle about his recovery from…

  19. Yao Ming still not ready to return

    Dec 7, 2010, 3:35 PM EDT

    Joel Przybilla Yao Ming

    The target date for Yao Ming to get back on the court with the Rockets was Tuesday. Not going to happen. That is the word from the man himself, via the Houston Chronicle. And it doesn’t sound good. “Every day is closer,” Yao said. ” It’s just not strong enough to support me running, jumping.…

  20. Yao, Aaron Brooks hoping to return to action in early December

    Dec 1, 2010, 5:33 PM EDT

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    It’s been a nightmare season for the 5-12 Houston Rockets, but help may be on the way soon. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Aaron Brooks is hoping to return to the Rockets lineup by December 10th, while Yao Ming is hoping to return by December 7th. Both Brooks and Yao have been…

  21. Saturday Starting 5: Injury Damage

    Nov 20, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Portland Trail Blazers

    Hey, so, you’re stuck with me on the weekends, so I thought we’d put together something you can count on. Every weekend here at PBT we’ll have the Saturday Starting Five. Five elements, chosen thematically (so I’m not just basically vomiting words onto a screen for you) and brought for discussion about the NBA. Today’s…

  22. Yao Ming out at least two more weeks

    Nov 19, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Remember that ankle sprain that was going to keep Yao Ming out a week? Yeah, funny thing about that. Turns out it’s a bone bruise in the ankle and it will be about two more weeks before he is back on the court. The real issue is conditioning after he can run again, according to…

  23. Rockets not bad, but adrift in NBA’s middle ground without a star to guide them

    Nov 17, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

    rockets_huddle

    There are two parts to constructing a winning team. First, get yourself a superstar or two. Next, get complementary and affordable role players to go around them that fit the system. The Houston Rockets have the second part of this down, it’s the first part that has Daryl Morey stuck. But he’s trying, according to…

  24. Yao Ming has ankle sprain, will miss one week. Which is good news, actually.

    Nov 11, 2010, 7:38 PM EDT

    Yao_autographs

    Only with Yao Ming is the news he will be out a week greeted with a sigh of relief. Yao rolled his ankle against the Wizards Wednesday night but tests on Thursday showed no structural damage, according to the Houston Chronicle. Yao will miss a week, but that is much better than was feared. Brad…

  25. Yao Ming leaves game with leg injury

    Nov 10, 2010, 11:59 PM EDT

    Joel Przybilla Yao Ming

    Yao Ming played physical basketball, the only way he really knows how. And the results seemed sadly familiar, if not that serious Yao played 6:14 of the first quarter — having a couple run ins with JaVale McGee of the Washington Wizards — and he left at that point with a tendon injury.  The run…

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