Why did the rockets not trade ow ming a few years ago he does nothing for this team now.
A lot to do with his value to the franchise in terms of the merchandise they sell overseas. Primarily to China. I was truly hoping the Rockets sent his expiring and AB to the New Orleans for Paul and Okafor where they'd take on Okafors contract to get Paul and give New Orleans a clean slate with the cap space from Yao's contract.
Unfortunately that didn't happen and there are murmurings about the Rockets re-signing him and Yao wants the max. That'd be a huge mistake and would set the franchise back.