I think they should draft Yao Ming. He has great size, 7-6 296. Has great range and passing abilities. He has good hands and is a great shot-blocker. The Rockets hope he can become like another foriegn center that they drafted with the number one pick many years ago.
I would take the gamble and go with Yao Ming. So far the Chinese Government have become more understanding and it has become less of a quesiton mark about taking Yao. He is extremelly tall and will come in to help way more then Jay Williams, who deffinatelly has some bad stuff about his game.
I am predicting you'll hear David Stern saying "With the #1 pick in the 2002 NBA draft, the Houston Rockets sellect Yao Ming".