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Thursday, June 25th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  38 responses

GM Morey on Heated McGrady Trade Talks

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.’”

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  • Rasheedionics

    In other words, please someone take him off our hands… but nice job making it sound like a lot of teams want him to create a buz.. May be Celtics GM should learn on how to sell a player from Morey.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    ^^^^dummy, there really are many teams wanting mac. for one, its the last year of his contract. for two, outside chance he will get healthy and regain his form.

  • http://dsfkl.com Jukai

    Send him to Boston/Lakers/Cavs.
    I don’t know why or how he’d fit on any of those teams, I just wanted to be popular.

  • TADOne

    Dear Joe Dumars,
    Please be one of the GMs on the other end of the line.
    Thanks,
    TADOne

  • Fat Lever

    Does anyone have faith that not only will T-Mac’s knee hold up, whenever he decides it good enough, but that he’ll get in the shape he’ll need to be in to regain his form? Remember, now that the knee is recontructed, I’m guessing he’ll have to drop some weight to lessen the impact on his knees.

  • http://slamonline.com B. Long

    You know who could really use a half healthy T-Mac? The Magic or the Raptors. Weird.

  • Royal

    Trade him to the clippers for Z-Bo

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    well there are the Suns rumors floating around…

  • http://slamonline.com B. Long

    Royal: The absolute last thing the Clippers need is a another injury prone one time superstar…so I’m sure they’ll trade for him.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    The Spurs should have got TMac instead of RJ.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ The Seed: You really think the Rockets would be dumb enough to trade T-Mac for Kurt Thomas and Bruce Bowen?

  • $tev3

    Mark MY Words
    T-Mac to NY for the 8th pick in Tonights Draft

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Steve, I’m a Knicks AND a Rockets fan. That’s not a very good trade for either team.

  • Johnathon Romberto

    The least the Rockets will get for McGrady is a high lottery pick.

  • http://www.nba.com JE

    I think that Phoenix trade is going to happen. The Suns doctors can fix him, and then he’ll be good to go for the summer of 2010. Perfect.

  • http://nationofmillions.ca Ciolkstar

    The biggest issue with T-Pain is that he’ll miss atleast the first half of next season. And with his history of half-assing rehab I’d be surprised if he’s plays even 10 games at full strength next season.

  • http://myspace.com butt muncher

    trade T_MAC to the grizzlies for the second round pick

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    Phoenix is a good destination for T-Mac. The best place for him to get back in great shape. Grant Hill is a good example btw. :)

  • Harrell

    He Go n to the Spurs

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    He wont be going to the Spurs. They wont trade him to another team in their division/in the same state.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    i’m still not sure why we couldn’t/wouldn’t get Carter for tmac…..now he’s going to orlando

  • Johnathon Romberto

    If your phone keeps ringing, then pick it up! The Rockets haven’t made a move yet and big trades are happening.

  • bashmo

    TEddy The Bear its actually pretty good trade for houston, because they can draft a fresh 2 guard, eg the likes of Terrence Williams or even Demar Derozan. Then we’re looking at hardcore champ contenders.

  • Exile
  • http://www.sonicbids.com/shaemorin doyouwantmore

    T-Mac don’t even like basketball.

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    Lovin Vinsanity on the Magic.

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    T-Mac will come back from the injury sooner than you think. And he will be better than you think. Contract year.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Rockets really need to try and plead with the Hornets for that Chris Paul trade. That would be a great way to move T-Mac. Not sure if the Hornets will bite, though.

  • JoeMaMa

    T-Mac: 10 points in under a minute in a random game!!
    Also: ……………..
    And don’t forget: ……….???

  • apldeap

    more desperate new york fans trying to keep faith…pathetic.

  • rob

    @teddy hahahahahahahah tmac fer cp3? u mean the best pg in the nba since stockton? a future HOF and top 3 superstar for a guy who is on his last leg literally? ur hilarious!

  • Jeter

    TMac to the Lakers for Adam Morrison

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    lol @ JoeMama. truth

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ rob: Maybe I wasn’t specific enough: Its an ACTUAL trade rumor dude. And the Hornets would be getting more than T-Mac, they’d be getting Aaron Brooks and Shane Battier.. The actual trade is more than just Chris Paul for T-Mac obviously.

  • http://www.slamonline.com sTill – MAtiC

    T-mac for a Surgeon, Emergency Room, Surgery Knife + Cash Considerations and Penny Hardaway out of retirement.

  • Big Kobe Fan

    send him to the lakers kobe+t-mac=championship repeat for the lakers.

  • JayMan

    I think T-Mac makes sure he plays through (most of) the season and plays well. He is on a contract year and, with his health rep, the rest of his career will be pretty much hang in the balance. Chances are, if he won’t agree to 1 or 2-year deals, the next long-term contract he signs will be his last. That said, I won’t mind having him go to my Pacers to pair with Danny Granger – specially while Dunleavy is out of commission. An in-form T-mac will help us get into the playoffs.

    Maybe for a package of Murphy and Ford. Murph’s a double-double machine with serious range who’ll space the floor for Yao. TJ will share point duties with Brooks who the Rockets are high on.

  • http://tmacallstar10.wordpress.com tmacallstar10

    Tmac for 2010 Allstar
    vote now, vote often

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