Alright so Yao has been the most productive center for the past couple of years at putting the ball in the bucket. He does it with his soft shooting touch, his amazing height and his bevy of post moves. Oh, did I mention he shoots 83 percent from the free-throw line? Yeah you can't hack-a-Yao. But he's coming off of major foot surgery, is he still going to have his moxie?
Watching Yao in the preseason you can tell, he's still got it. Yeah, the only reason his stats go down is because his minutes go down. He's limited to 24 minutes per game, and will not play one game in back-to-back games. I don't really expect the injury to bother him to much. So on putting the ball in the basket, I expect Yao to average about 14-15 points per game with him shooting 50 percent from the field.