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08:16 AM ET 12.28 | Replacing Yao Ming may be impossible, but there may be interest in moving him. Making moves -- from using salary-cap exceptions to dealing Yao's expiring contract -- could be the key to retooling without him. The Rockets have begun talks regarding a variety of options designed to motivate teams seeking cost savings to make a deal, a person with knowledge of the Rockets' thinking said. The Rockets have spoken with Sacramento, which has the sort of young talent the Rockets would seek, and Charlotte, which would more likely have to include attractive draft picks along with contracts, according to one individual familiar with the talks.

Houston Chronicle

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December 28, 2010  08:48 AM ET

Cleveland should make a trade for Yao! They can rehad him like they did Z. That is a good investment right there!

December 28, 2010  08:48 AM ET

Sounds like the cavs have a new target, Yao and oden wohoo take em to the cleveland clinic and it will go down next year in C town

December 28, 2010  08:49 AM ET
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Sounds like the cavs have a new target, Yao and oden wohoo take em to the cleveland clinic and it will go down next year in C town

Man, I was thinking the same thing lol

December 28, 2010  08:49 AM ET
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Cleveland should make a trade for Yao! They can rehad him like they did Z. That is a good investment right there!

I guess every cavs fan is thinking the same thing. I just dont wanna give up our draft picks. I want the cavs to go after Jon Diebler with their late 2nd round pick

December 28, 2010  08:50 AM ET

you can trade a guy who will never play again? I would what the Bulls could get for Jordan?

December 28, 2010  08:51 AM ET
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I guess every cavs fan is thinking the same thing. I just dont wanna give up our draft picks. I want the cavs to go after Jon Diebler with their late 2nd round pick

why? does Cleveland need help for there D -league team?

December 28, 2010  08:54 AM ET
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why? does Cleveland need help for there D -league team?

Cleveland knows what they did for Z, and we got the best medical experts in the world "Cleveland Clinic". Yao got skills and oviously Cavs needs a center and they got time on their hands so....

December 28, 2010  08:56 AM ET
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you can trade a guy who will never play again? I would what the Bulls could get for Jordan?

I wouldn't put it past Bulls to trade for Yao. They gladly took players like Jerome James, Michael Sweetney.

December 28, 2010  08:57 AM ET
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you can trade a guy who will never play again? I would what the Bulls could get for Jordan?

Even at an advanced age, Jordan could play circles around this guy. Yao is damaged goods. Someone might take him in order to play the "salary cap" games that NBA teams play, but I wouldn't give my "last man off the bench" guy for him at this stage of his career.

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December 28, 2010  08:57 AM ET
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Cleveland knows what they did for Z, and we got the best medical experts in the world "Cleveland Clinic". Yao got skills and oviously Cavs needs a center and they got time on their hands so....

I was talking about Jon Diebler

December 28, 2010  08:59 AM ET
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I was talking about Jon Diebler

Let me remind you Diebler is Ohios all time leading scorer. Watch his film dude was a beast, he just doesnt get the rock anymore look how deep his team is. Hes JJ reddick, shouldnt have gone to O state

December 28, 2010  09:00 AM ET
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I wouldn't put it past Bulls to trade for Yao. They gladly took players like Jerome James, Michael Sweetney.

swing and a miss, I wasn't saying trade for Yao, I was saying if Houston can trade aguy who will never play agin so can Chicago. ANd JAmes and Sweetney were just filler for the drafdt picks that landed Joekim Noah and LaMarcus Aldrige... and I believe NY took back Eddie Curry in the deal and gave him 60 million so I thing the Bulls won that deal... By a wide margin.

December 28, 2010  09:01 AM ET
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Why would anyone want Yao? Is Houston going to make it attractive by giving picks with him or something?

Yao will play again but Houston just wants to be a contender now, rebuilding team would love a Yao. not to mention hes one of the most popular players in the world due to chinas favorable population. Thats great for marketing, im just sayin thats alot of jersey sales

December 28, 2010  09:01 AM ET
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Let me remind you Diebler is Ohios all time leading scorer. Watch his film dude was a beast, he just doesnt get the rock anymore look how deep his team is. Hes JJ reddick, shouldnt have gone to O state

I know he broke Jay Bersons record... and how good was Jay in the pro's?

December 28, 2010  09:02 AM ET
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Perhaps when this Bulls team play the Knicks, they should considering bringing him out of retirement, just for those occassions.

might be a good idea with the 2 guards the Bulls have now.

 
December 28, 2010  09:07 AM ET
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I know he broke Jay Bersons record... and how good was Jay in the pro's?

haha come on i said a LATE 2nd rounder. Look im sure hes better than Kid Congo, when the cavs drafted him the announcer didnt even know who he was, or even have a highlight tape to show.

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