Earlier we noted a report that says Houston Rockets center Yao Ming will have severe limits and restrictions placed upon his playing time this season, as he continues his recovery from a foot injury.
Henry Abbott of TrueHoop writes that he believes Yao Ming should be used in a reserve role.
Yao Ming should come off the bench. Daryl Morey says the center will play no more than 25 minutes per game as part of his injury recovery. Morey has said in the past that Yao is literally the most effective player in the NBA while the team is in the bonus. Well, they’re never in the bonus at tip-off. Let his teammates — who have been selected in no small part for their ability to draw fouls — get some whistles going, and then bring him in like a closer.