by Marcel Mutoni

In fact, he sort of digs it.

The rumors involving a trade possibility between the Pistons and Rockets had all but been killed this week, but now thanks to a conversation that took place between McGrady and Stephen A. Smith, they’re back in full force. The Detroit Free Press has more:

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reported on ESPN late Tuesday night that he spoke with McGrady and that McGrady wouldn’t mind a trade to Detroit.

“It’s certainly not a done deal by any stretch of the imagination. It’s not as if Houston and Detroit has even talked yet. But is Detroit interested? Definitely. Is Tracy McGrady interested? Yes he is. I spoke to Tracy McGrady earlier. His basic thing is he’s very happy in Houston but he wants to win. So whatever is a winning situation for him is something he is more than willing to entertain.”

In the NBA, it is often said that were there’s smoke, there is usually fire. Though I’m not quite ready to say that this trade is close to happening, it’s definitely something to keep an eye on.

(In other trade rumors surrounding the Pistons, there’s chatter of a possible trade with the names Chauncey Billups, Andris Biedrins and Al Harrington being thrown around.)