ESPN Insider Chad Ford breaks down the first round of the 2002 NBA draft.
ESPN Insider Chad Ford provides analysis of each team's draft selections. Ford analyzed each selection as it was made. Upcoming are his overall grades for each team's draft.
1. Houston: Yao Ming, 7-5, C, Shanghai Sharks (China)
This is a great fit for Houston and a great fit for Yao. The Rockets will challenge for a playoff spot with Yao, a healthy Steve Francis, Glen Rice and Maurice Taylor. Rudy T runs a great offense for Yao. He likes his big men to step out away ...
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