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HT: 7' 5"   WT: 296 lbs   DOB: 9/12/1980  College: China   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Retired in July 2011, becoming an unrestricted free agent.

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Yao Ming NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 80 30.6 18.3 8.4 0.8 0.4 2.0 0.0 55.2 78.3 2.5 2.6 5.8 0.0 0.0 6.7 12.2 4.9 6.2
2005-06 24 57 34.2 22.3 10.2 1.5 0.5 1.6 0.0 51.9 85.3 2.6 2.6 7.6 0.0 0.0 8.2 15.8 5.9 6.9
2006-07 25 48 33.8 25.0 9.4 1.9 0.4 2.0 0.0 51.6 86.2 3.5 2.1 7.3 0.0 0.0 8.8 17.1 7.4 8.6
2007-08 26 55 37.2 22.0 10.8 2.3 0.5 2.0 0.0 50.7 85.0 3.3 3.1 7.7 0.0 0.0 7.9 15.5 6.3 7.4
2008-09 27 77 33.6 19.7 9.9 1.8 0.4 1.9 0.0 54.8 86.6 3.0 2.6 7.2 0.0 100.0 7.4 13.4 4.9 5.7
2009-10 28 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010-11 29 HOU 5 18.2 10.2 5.4 0.8 0.0 1.6 0.0 48.6 93.8 1.4 1.4 4.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 7.4 3.0 3.2

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Yao Ming – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting % in 2013-14

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Projected True Shooting % in 2014-15

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Yao Ming NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 80 36.0 21.6 9.8 0.9 0.5 2.4 0.0 55.2 78.3 2.9 3.1 6.8 0.0 0.0 7.9 14.3 5.7 7.3
2005-06 24 57 36.0 23.5 10.7 1.6 0.6 1.7 0.0 51.9 85.3 2.7 2.7 8.0 0.0 0.0 8.6 16.6 6.2 7.3
2006-07 25 48 36.0 26.6 10.0 2.1 0.4 2.1 0.0 51.6 86.2 3.7 2.2 7.8 0.0 0.0 9.4 18.2 7.9 9.2
2007-08 26 55 36.0 21.3 10.5 2.3 0.4 2.0 0.0 50.7 85.0 3.2 3.0 7.4 0.0 0.0 7.6 15.0 6.1 7.2
2008-09 27 77 36.0 21.1 10.6 1.9 0.4 2.1 0.0 54.8 86.6 3.3 2.8 7.7 0.0 100.0 7.9 14.3 5.3 6.1
2009-10 28 0 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010-11 29 HOU 5 36.0 20.2 10.7 1.6 0.0 3.2 0.0 48.6 93.8 2.8 2.8 7.9 0.0 0.0 7.1 14.6 5.9 6.3

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Yao Ming NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 80 2447 1465 669 61 34 160 0 55.2 78.3 196 208 461 0 0.0 538 975 389 497
2005-06 24 57 1949 1271 581 85 30 94 0 51.9 85.3 147 148 433 1 0.0 467 900 337 395
2006-07 25 48 1624 1202 451 93 17 94 0 51.6 86.2 167 101 350 2 0.0 423 819 356 413
2007-08 26 55 2044 1209 594 129 25 111 0 50.7 85.0 183 172 422 2 0.0 432 852 345 406
2008-09 27 77 2589 1514 761 137 30 150 1 54.8 86.6 234 204 557 1 100.0 566 1032 381 440
2009-10 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2010-11 29 HOU 5 91 51 27 4 0 8 0 48.6 93.8 7 7 20 0 0.0 18 37 15 16

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Yao Ming NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 23 80 30.6 61.4 55.2 4.2 13.5 0.3 20.6
2005-06 24 57 34.2 59.2 51.9 6.5 11.3 0.6 25.0
2006-07 25 48 33.8 60.1 51.6 7.4 13.2 0.6 25.8
2007-08 26 55 37.2 58.7 50.7 9.6 13.6 0.7 25.5
2008-09 27 77 33.6 61.8 54.9 8.6 14.7 0.6 23.8
2009-10 28 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010-11 29 HOU 5 18.2 57.9 48.6 7.3 12.7 0.6 12.6

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Yao Ming: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Yao (ankle) received an encouraging update from his doctors, saying the stress fracture is healing well and "everything looks good," the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Yao still wants to return to the Rockets if his chronically injured foot permits, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Yao underwent surgery Thursday to repair the fracture in his left ankle, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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The Rockets are engaged in trade discussions about Yao (ankle) with several teams, Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Yao (ankle) will miss the rest of the season, the Sporting News reports.

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An MRI revealed a stress fracture in Yao's left ankle separate from his previous injury, Houston Chronicle writer Jonathan Feigen reports.

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Yao has not been cleared to rejoin the team's workouts since his Nov. 10 ankle injury because team doctors want him to strengthen the muscles in his left ankle weakened by being out so long, the Houston Chronicle reports. “I’m waiting for the green light,” Yao said. “When? I don’t know. I feel better. It still has some weakness. I’m just not ready to sit out for almost 20 games, particularly when I feel I’m OK." Rockets coach Rick Adelman said he has not been given an estimate about when Yao will be cleared to practice.

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Yao (ankle) will not practice the rest of the week, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Yao (ankle) did not practice Monday and will not play Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reports.

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While Yao (ankle) told reporters Wednesday he's targeting Tuesday’s game against the Pistons for his return, coach Rick Adelman said he hasn’t discussed specifics on a return date with Yao, the Houston Chronicle reports. “Yao said that, but no one else told me that,” Adelman said.

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Yao made it through his first full-contact practice Thursday since suffering his left ankle injury on Nov. 10, the Rockets' official site reports.

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Yao (leg) is targeting next Tuesday's game against the Pistons (Dec. 7) as a possible return to the lineup, the Rockets' Beat Writer Jason Friedman reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

There was no outlook written for Yao Ming.

2010-11

Yao missed all of last season as he continued to recover from a fractured foot suffered late in 2008-09. There's no doubting Yao's talent when on the court – he's averaged 19.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks during his career, and he was only getting better with further development; in fact, he's shot 85.0 percent or better in each of his past four seasons from the line. He's 7-6, 310 with tremendous footwork and soft hands. But as is the case with Greg Oden, the main question is whether Yao's big frame can withstand the pounding. Not even counting missing all of last season, Yao averaged 22.8 DNPs over the previous four years. You simply can't select him expecting even close to a full season's worth of games played. Moreover, GM Daryl Morey has already said Houston will limit Yao's minutes in 2010-11 and may even sit him some games when the Rockets play back-to-backs. Even so, Yao's upside will be hard to pass up if he slips too far in drafts.

2009-10

One of the elite pivots in the game, Yao's latest foot fracture will likely sideline him for the entire season, though there's some chance he could return down the stretch. When healthy, Yao is one of the most efficient offensive players in the game, hitting more than half his shots from the floor and more than 85 percent from the line. He'll also pull down 10 boards and average two blocks - essentially he's elite in all the key big-man categories. Yao has also improved his passing of late, averaging a career-high 2.3 assists per game last year. Of course, none of this means anything unless he's healthy.

2008-09

Yao once again experienced the best of times and worst of times last season. On one hand he established career highs in all of the defensive categories (10.8 rpg, 2.0 bpg, .5 spg) as well as in assists (2.3 apg), while maintaining his very efficient shooting from the line (85%) and the floor (51%). On the other, he played in only 55 games, the third year in a row that he’s missed at least 25 due to injury. Over the last few seasons Yao has developed an aggressiveness to his game that, when matched with his awesome size (7-6, 310), allows him to control the paint on both ends of the court. But questions about his ability to stay healthy make it difficult to depend on Yao as your franchise player, and that keeps him from challenging Amare Stoudemire as the best center in the league.

2007-08

For Yao Ming, it was the best of times and the worst of times. On one hand he continued his progression toward becoming one of the best big men in basketball, with new per-game career highs in points (25.0), blocks (2.0), free throw percentage (86.2% on 8.6 attempts) and assists (2.0) to go along with strong rebounding (9.4) and field goal percentage (51.6). On the other hand, he played in a career-low 48 games, which kept his fantasy owners from being able to take full advantage of his gaudy numbers. Over the last couple of seasons Yao has developed an aggressiveness to his game, especially on offense, that when matched with his awesome size (7-6, 310 pounds) and skills make him incredibly difficult to defend. But questions about his ability to stay healthy and whether he will continue to get his shots on a Rockets team full of perimeter gunners may slide him down a notch on draft boards to the bottom of the first round.

2006-07

Yao missed significant time last season because of an infected toe and later a broken foot, but showed he was healthy at the FIBA World Championships. What was encouraging about his shortened season was that Yao averaged a career-high 34.2 minutes per game. Stamina had been an issue for him in the past. Yao’s becoming a dominant player in the post and handles the ball well for guy his size. Yao, who averaged a double-double last year, has a nice turnaround jumper and makes his free throws. Yao should benefit from a presumably healthier Tracy McGrady as well. Back problems limited McGrady last season, and McGrady’s absence reduced the space in which Yao had to operate.

2005-06

Yao is the complete package for a fantasy center. All the assets we look for from the position – rebounds, blocked shots, field goal percentage – and the added touch of being one of team’s scoring threats. He takes a back seat to Tracy McGrady, but Yao should get 12-14 shots per game. Yao is also a career 80-percent shooter from the line, a rarity among seven-footers. The addition of Stromile Swift to play power forward should give him some help with the dirty work underneath.

2004-05

A legitimate top-10 pick in eight-category leagues, Yao will help you in points, boards, blocks and free-throw percentage, and he'll carry your team in FG percentage - 52.2 percent last season. Yao is still just 24 years old, is still adjusting to the physical demands of the NBA game, and he has a tremendous work ethic and desire to get better. And the addition of Tracy McGrady this offseason will keep teams from collapsing on Yao in the post.

2003-04

Yao showed some of the skilled footwork and deft touch that make him potentially unstoppable at seven-foot-five, and a year of NBA experience should make him even better this season. Don't expect him to outdo Shaquille O'Neal just yet, but already Yao is a top-10 center.