More Rockets news from the Chronicle, this time of the *ugh* variety. Houston Rockets trainer Keith Jones told Jonathan Feigen that star center Yao Ming will play no more than 24 minutes in any given regular season game this upcoming season.
Yao will play no more than 24 minutes per game, Rockets vice president and athletic trainer Keith Jones said. There will be no exceptions. If Yao has played his 24 minutes and the Rockets have the ball and eight seconds on the clock to make up a one-point deficit, Yao will not play those eight seconds.
It’s good to be cautious, but I’m not so sure about this. Then again, I’m no doctor, either. We’ll see how this plays out as the season progresses.