1. He Can Still Win A Title in Houston
With keys players returning from a surprising and up-start group, Yao has an opportunity to truly step in and be a leader both on and off the court for the Rockets.
In addition, there is still a damn good chance that Houston will be contenders next season with a healthy Yao retuning as the team’s go-to big man.
2. He’ll Become a Leader for the New-Look Rockets
As stated earlier, a Yao Ming return to Houston will automatically put the Rockets starting center in the spotlight alongside the likes of Shane Battier, Luis Scola, Aaron Brooks, Kevin Martin, and Trevor Ariza.
I’d also expect Yao to become both a vocal and veteran presence on the hardwood with Tracy McGrady no longer wearing a Houston jersey.
3. Yao Can Continue Residing in the Best City in the Lone Star State
Although China’s seven-foot All-Star may be receiving lucrative offers from other teams in the Lone Star State, he’d be foolish to believe that living in cities such as San Antonio or Dallas would make him happier.
If Yao is smart, which I believe he is, he’ll return to the Rockets and bring a title to Houston…