I saw this posted over at ClutchFans, and it's some interesting stuff. Daryl Morey, Les Alexander, and Yao answered questions yesterday. Some highlights:
- Morey and Les both say that McGrady's rehab is going very well. Alexander says that Tracy's working very hard, which is certainly a good sign.
- Les also says that Yao is "untouchable." (This really pissed off a bunch of posters at CF)
- The Rockets are willing to go over the salary cap if a great player is available.
- Morey thinks he'll be able to get a pick between the 20th and 44th spot in the draft, but that obviously depends on many different factors.
- He also thinks that James White could provide the same sort of value as a draft pick, and White would go in the first round this year if he were eligible.
- This is an exciting summer for Yao, since it will be the first time he won't have any Chinese National Team commitments. (As an aside, I saw this posted over at BDL. The Chinese have a few "mini-Yaos" who might be able to take the big guy's place.)
- Yao will be in Houston for a few more weeks for medical exams before he returns to China. He'll be back here sometime in June for another foot exam.
- According to Les, Yao's minutes will probably be reduced next season. Yao seems less than happy about that.
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