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Rockets will pursue player exception for Yao

Posted on: December 21, 2010 3:52 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2010 5:40 pm
Due to injured center's status, Rockets seek exception to enable signing or trade.
Posted by Matt Moore

The Houston Chronicle reports that the Houston Rockets will seek a disabled-player exception from the league in light of Yao Ming's ankle fracture keeping him out for the remainder of the season. The exception will grant them the ability to acquire a player up to the mid-level exception of $5.765 million. Combined with the $6.33 million exception they were granted from the trade of Trevor Ariza for Courtney Lee, the Rockets have all the pieces in place to make a move. 

But they don't have the pull. 

The Rockets have been on the waiting list for Carmelo Anthony since word started coming out about his desire to move on. But no reports have surfaced showing Melo's interest in joining Daryl Morey's merry bunch of overachievers (or underachievers, depending on how you look at it). The Rockets might choose to pursue using the exception to sign a replacement center, though who that will be remains unclear. With Erick Dampier off the slate, solid centers are at an even bigger premium.  

Should the Rockets elect to make a move, they may seek to work their way into a three-way deal. They have to execute the exception within the next 40 days though (45 from the day they uncovered the injury, last Thursday). A few names the Rockets could elect to pursue are Andre Iguodala, Rip Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, and of course... Carmelo Anthony.
The wheels keep spinning without traction for Daryl Morey

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 8:10 pm

Rockets will pursue player exception for Yao

rockets receiver?

Is this a Rocket Ismail citing?   Talk about dropping off the face of the Earth.  Glad to hear the Rocket is back in the news

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2010 5:29 pm

Rockets get player exception for Yao

@ kynilla
i think he was being tongue in cheek

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 5:03 pm

Rockets get player exception for Yao

This guy debo is complaining about editing and he can't even spell what. THats right its w-h-a-t not w-h-t-a! The sad part is they give you a button on the cpu called spell check. You must have overlooked it.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: December 21, 2010 4:18 pm

Rockets get player exception for Yao

"Rockets reciever league".. nice editing CBS. Whta was yao ming playing fantasy football

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