Yao Ming Returns, Houston Rockets Prepare For Upcoming Season

August 25th, 2010 by Brandon Ribak Leave a reply »
Yao Ming's devastating foot injury during the 2009 NBA Playoffs that made him contemplate about retirement forced the 7'6" center to sit out for the entire 2009-10 season. 

During Yao's season long absence Houston acquired shooting-guard Kevin Martin via trade. In addition, the Rockets starting point-guard, Aaron Brooks, won the NBA's Most Improved Player Award while leading the league with 209 three-pointers made.

Although the Rockets completed the regular season with a 42-40 record (first season under 50 wins since the 05'-06' season) the team managed to make some key moves during the current offseason that should catapult the organization back into the postseason.

The Rockets re-signed Luis Scola and Kyle Lowry in addition to signing veteran center Brad Miller to a three-year contract.

Miller provides the organization with experience and much needed insurance at the five spot.

In addition to the re-signings of Luis Scola and Kyle Lowry, on Aug. 11 Houston agreed to ship Trevor Ariza to the New Orleans Hornets in return for New Jersey's shooting-guard Courtney Lee as part of a four-team deal.

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