GM Morey on Heated McGrady Trade Talks

by June 25, 2009

The man steering the Rockets’ ship says his phone won’t stop ringing when it comes to T-Mac: “Rockets general manager Daryl Morey described other teams’ pursuit of Tracy McGrady and the final season of his contract as ‘very aggressive’ …’We’re getting a lot of interest on Tracy, and I do have to listen,’ Morey said. ‘It’s my job to make this team as ready to win the title as possible. I think the reason we are going to have a pretty high bar on moving him is because he still provides exactly what coach (Rick Adelman) and I thought we were missing, which was a guy who can get a high-quality shot at the end of the game. That said, we want to position ourselves for the playoffs, it looks like it’s going to be hard for Tracy to be here for a good chunk of the year, so if we can get a talented player who helps us all season, I think we have to look at it.’”