Monday, November 23, 2009
The Ming treasures
The Ming treasures Mick Kupchak today as tears of Yao Ming a period of 5 years, 75 million dollars with the Houston Rockets. But this is not it? T must Mitch Kupchak. Yao Ming is one of the main centers of basketball (especially the reflection of the declining quality of the centers in the NBA), and now it's like to pay. Just looking at a list of salaries NBA, Yao Ming? S average annual salary of 15 million ranks 4th next season, just behind Kevin Gaett. Yao Ming is anywhere near as good as Kevin Gaett? The answer to this question is no, but fair, which play different positions.Despite his lack of play, changing skill requirements, the Rockets have had to lock up Yao Ming to a great deal. If the market is open, someone would have more. Why so much money for someone who didn? T also double the average of last season? There are a number of factors: 1 Žydrūnas Ilgauskas paid. If a limit and center Ilgauskas will be paid 11 million euros a year, pushing the salaries for the other centers. To get to the end with the proper centers like Yao Ming takes a lot more than that.2. Salaries usually went this offseason. Teams like the Bucks have had lots of money to spend on good players, so the next best thing. They gave money to players like Michael Redd (I never thought a pure shooter, who was not? T too good a shot over the past years, always for 15 million, but it is wrong). With Redd? S ridiculously inflated players (and their agents) have decided that they have much more to dictate their skills. Before you knew it was Antoine Walker, 9 million for 6 years (!), Ed was called, a reasonable deal.3. Who is it? If the Rockets can get Yao Ming, who in the middle? The world? S living fossil, Dikembe Mutumbo? The NBA center is not good. Yao Ming is one of the first 4 or 5 centers in the league, depending on whether you want to call center Amare Stoudemire. 18-8-1 sure pale in comparison to Gaett? S 22-13.5-6, but at least he? Center Sunday. Seriously all the great people (the capacity for basketball is not necessary) should be NBA centers and find the version of Drew Rose House, for jobs. I see that already.4. He made a ridiculous amount of money for the Rockets from. The Chinese market is at the Rockets, as drafted Yao Ming. Their games were on television, and the sale of goods were, among others. There are 1.2 billion people in China, there are plenty of opportunities to ea money. If the Rockets Yao Ming cut loose, this could all disappear. This is not it? T-based court, but? S is equally important. Sports franchises are, after all, businesses.So, in particular, despite the fact that he is not and should not be considered in force like Shaq or Alonzo Mouing of old, Yao Ming is still a very good center, and before all This is important for the Rockets franchise. He is one of the pillars of the team for the coming years and will be a perennial All-Star in West.Vikas Paruchuri is a sports columnist writes about the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. He maintains a website with sports and opinion columns.