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Numerous reports Tuesday indicated that will opt out of the final year and $21.5 million on his existing contract with Dallas and become a free agent. Dallas hopes to keep Nowitzki, its all-time leading scorer and rebounder.
will return to the Houston Rockets after picking up his player option for next season. Yao sat out last season after reconstructive foot surgery and said he wanted to see how the injury healed before making his decision. Yao should be 100 percent when training camp begins.
The New Jersey Nets traded forward to the Washington Wizards, creating about $3 million under the salary cap as they head into free-agency. The Wizards sent forward
to the Nets. Yi, the No. 6 pick in the 2007 draft by Milwaukee, averaged career highs of 12.0 points and 7.0 rebounds last season but was limited to 51 games because of injury. | The Associated Press