The Lakers will try to pacify him by dealing for a complementary star.
THE NUGGETS' SOAP
The league's most contentious locker room is also among the most talented.
In Rick Adelman's fluid offense, Yao will use his vision and creativity to
become the giant playmaker everyone knew he could be.
DIVORCE OF THE SONICS AND SEATTLE
But don't rule out an 11th-hour deal preventing a move to Oklahoma City.
4 Most Appealing
Not Named Gilbert Arenas*
This active scorer and rebounder is also a good teammate.
To raise his value, he will have to guide Miami on a long playoff run.
RON ARTEST*, F,
He must stay out of trouble while restoring his reputation for defense.
Can he play unselfishly and demonstrate any leadership skills?
(*can opt out