Depending on how his foot injury heals, Yao Ming may be ready to call it a career after this season.
While talking to the Chinese media, Yao sounded rather pessimistic on his future:
“If the foot injury does not heal next season, I might choose to call it quits…the foot injury will not allow me to play so many games anymore.”
The Rockets' roster and championship hopes are built around Yao, but thet may soon have to move into the post-Yao era. However, this doesn't appear to be much more than an idea to fill space during the boring part of the offseason, and indications are that Yao will be healthy and ready for the season.