Yao Ming Improving
ESPN is reporting that Houston Center Yao Ming’s broken left foot is healing to the point where not only do the Rockets believe his career isn’t in jeopardy, but they also think they he will play this coming season. I believe it’s better news for Rockets fans than fantasy owners.
Yao is so productive when he plays, and at a shallow position, that he won’t come at the discount that a person with his injury history should. He will likely miss a good chunk of games to start the year, and will take some time to get up to speed. The Rockets could still limit his minutes to reduce the stress on his foot. If he’s on a pitch count, so to speak, I’m afraid he won’t have much of a fantasy impact. I’m glad to hear his health is improving, I just caution you to proceed with caution when drafting the big fella. Despite the encouraging news, I still don’t think Yao is worth holding on to in keeper leagues.