Sunday, May 06, 2007

Trade Yao or go Nowhere.....


First and formemost, the NBA is built around speed...The faster your team is ,the more likely they are to score defend, and shoot at a higher clip...Yao lacks that..

Secondly, you gotta hustle..You gotta be able to move left and right as well as you move north and south on the court..Yao cant do that either..You see, Yao Ming at 7'6 inches is only good at one thing, scoring...He cant defend the much smaller player on him , he's not nasty enough to pull a rebound away from a point guard, nor is he agile enough to defend the pick role..All he can do is use his height to score...Period......As a Rocket fan, I about died last night watching him lumber up and down the court getting beat to the rebound by a 6'9 Carlos Boozer, who by the way lit him up for 34 points as well... Dont let that number shock you b/c in game 1, Carlos had 41, and oh yes, Yao was checking him then as well.....

Despite all these glaring errors in Yao's game, there are
many and I do mean many haterz out there who will point the finger at T-Mac.....To them I say this, if youre gonna base your argument on shot selection, then I'll listen, b/c you shouldnt be able, if capable to turn on aggressiveness..If you can slash, do it, if not shoot the J....Other then that, T-mac did all that he could do..26 points and 13 assist speak for themselves..Essentially that equates to 50% of the offense scored in last nights 101-97 defeat...Thats Half people...Outside of Jumping into Yao's body and grabbing one of those must have rebounds, the man could only do so much.....


So now we get to the point of my title TRADE YAO...C'mon lets face it, if H-town wouldve won and played GSW, how many of us honestly wouldve felt good picking Houston? Who was Lumber-Ming gonna check??? Harrington?, I dont think so, to fast, Stephen Jackson?, same argument....Beidress perhaps, that means you assume Nellie was going to allow him to even play this series..Why would he, I sure wouldnt want him slowing up my team..Espcially against a squad who relies so heavily on there lumbering mess of a 7ft'er...


Thats why you trade Yao.....Hes to slow and immobile...Utah only exposed what Phoenix, Dallas, and San Antonio have all season against him, he's not built for today's game....If youre gonna be 7ft today, you gotta be able to go wire to wire...Josh Howard, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and even Eddie Curry all play nasty, mean, and can run all day if necessary...Yao gets winded 5 minutes into the first quarter.....Its a fact...



He cant defend smaller more agile players like Boozer, Brand and Dirk, b/c he cant move his feet..he requires to much help side.....Thus making him a defensive liability...At best he's a scorer..Who, and im sticking buy this, IF HE WERE 6'10 HE'D BE AVERAGE AT BEST...

This off season, Id make the biggest splash in the offseason known to man, I'd trade him......Go let him pull the wool over somebody elses eyes..e

4 Comments:

At 7:46 AM , Anonymous enigmatik said...

You're right, Smoothie...Yao is too slow. BUT, and you've already seen my thoughts on the issue, I'm still going to say that T-Mac should have been more agressive. He had a great stat line, for sure, but when the game was on the line, he should have been attacking the basket at every opportunity. Drive to the hole, get an easy bucket or get fouled. Simple. Kobe does it, Lebron does it, and you know that fool Dwyane Wade does it. Don't settle for jumpers when no one on the Jazz can stop him from driving to the hole.

 
At 10:20 AM , Blogger smoothie said...

E,
I couldnt agree with you more with shot selection(AN A Tmac Argument)..My beef is with those putting sole blame on Tmac and letting Yao skate away like he wasnt even on the court...He is vastly overrated, and Rik Smits is the comparison i think of not the Dream as many have tried to compare him to...He'll never be dream.....

Youre right though, TMAC wasnt on a Kobe level or Dwade for that matter...He should have committed to the hole the entire 4th

 
At 11:38 AM , Blogger P said...

I don't think the Rockets are going to trade Yao. I do, believe, though, they are willing to trade T-Mac for any number of deals to build around him.

What do you think, really?

 
At 2:43 PM , Blogger smoothie said...

P,

Good to hear things from a Womans perspective..If I played GM for the day, he'd be on the first thing Smokin outta h-town...I ran a private nicka survey, and most the catz I asked want change, and to build around T-Mac..But publically, dont expect neither him or Yao to go nowhere....

 

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