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Rockets make deal with Yao in doubt

Rockets make deal with Yao in doubt

The Houston Rockets, seeking solutions up front with Chinese big man Yao Ming looking at a potential career-ending foot injury, obtained the NBA rights to Australian David Andersen on Tuesday.
The Atlanta Hawks traded Andersen's NBA rights, obtained in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft, to Houston for a second-round pick and cash. The Aussie has never played an NBA game, spending his career in Australia and Europe. Andersen, nearly 7 feet tall, averaged 11.1 points and 4.1 rebounds last season to help Barcelona to the Spanish title.
Rockets coach Rick Adelman will need a big man if the worst fears come true regarding Yao, the 7-foot-6 superstar who has a hairline fracture in his left foot that could cause him to miss the upcoming season and might end his career.


Updated : 2021-10-22 22:42 GMT+08:00