awhite wrote:Yao's jumper has been shaky all season, and it's been nonexistent since he sprained his right thumb. It's unfortunate that his offense isn't flowing, because I actually think he's really elevated the rest of his game.
Can anyone recall a single Yao layup off the glass since he called the team soft a while ago? I can't. He's been dunking it with authority whenever he's in position to do so...
Yao is in somewhat of a shootingslump - that happens, its annoying, but you can't do much about it, except for making sure you dunk everything close to the basket.
I think Yao looks less hesitant every game, he reacts faster in the post and doesn't wait for the doubles, and at time just attacks the doubles! If only his jumper would come back around, then I'd say he has improved this year.
I like the way he picks when to run and when not to... its fine with me that he walks up the floor now and then, as it is clearly not an attitude problem with Yao, but a matter of preserving energy (Bill Russel, Shaq and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did the same).
The way the offense slows down around T-Mac is my main concern, don't think he fits in to the Adelmand offense so far. But the game against Boston has to leave people around here with a feeling of hope.
No, the Rockets didn't get the job done... but yes, they were right there, and they are playing their youngsters in Head and Brooks. If Yaos biggest problem is his jumper not falling, then the he is in good shape, that will come back around.