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Friday, November 20th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  35 responses

T-Mac at Odds With Adelman?

Tracy McGrady’s self-imposed return date came and went without him seeing the court, which might’ve led to his anger boiling over: “McGrady understood he wouldn’t be activated on Wednesday night, but sources say T-Mac was willing to go to great lengths to push his coach closer to blessing McGrady’s return to the team. Eventually, Adelman returned to the locker room and retreated with McGrady into an adjacent coach’s office. McGrady slammed the door behind him, a witness said, and that marked the start of a tense, sometimes loud exchange that could be heard in the locker room, sources said. In the discussion, McGrady challenged Adelman to tell him the coach’s plans and timetable for the seven-time All-Star’s eventual return to the roster, sources say. McGrady felt like Adelman had been uncommunicative with him for weeks, and no longer wanted to hear from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey or trainer Keith Jones about the team’s desire to make him wait until next week to take another MRI.”

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  • JoeMaMa

    “But coach! I need to get my game together for my first round exit!”

  • floe

    ship his ass to memphis for rudy gay

  • phil

    a load of bull$#^%. gosh sometimes i just hate media talking crap

  • heartlandG

    Iversen > T Macc

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    i mean, that was obvious. adelman doesn’t want t-mac anymore, he just doesn’t fit the scrappy mentality of that team.

  • cramzy

    At least Mac is anxious to get back on the court. According to his reputation, he should be sitting back collecting checks.He’s hungry. Gotta respect that.

  • rainman10

    Haha ship him to Memphis for Rudy Gay. Why would they want Gay back, they got Battier for him?!

  • Orlando Woolridge

    Wow, I don’t understand the TMac hate. I understand being frustrated as he’s missed so much time, but I just miss seeing him play.

  • Exile

    T-Mac? I think we can all assume he wants out there to salvage some salary for next year. That and his ego can’t handle being forgot about. Skilled player… but I don’t like him as a player since he left Toronto.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Exile, you never like T-Mac since he left TORONTO?! You mean, after he became one of the best players the NBA has ever seen? Okay then.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I doubt this is a big deal. At all. THIS is why Gilbert Arenas didn’t want to talk to the media. THIS is why Greg Popovich distances himself from the media.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I doubt this is a big deal. At all. THIS is why Gilbert Arenas didn’t want to talk to the media. THIS is why Greg Popovich distances himself from the media.

  • http://slamonline cp dimez

    you dont know what ur takin bout he’s tryin to make a come back

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    TMac is going to be an under-the-radar FA pickup for some team in the offseason. Mark my words.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Meh.

  • james

    he just wants to be activated so he can get votes for the all star game. hes already on the ballot. and tonnes of fools will vote for him if he gets a few good weeks in after hes back i wouldnt be suprised if he made the team. stupid

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Tracy McGrady was cleared for full contact basketball while working with Tim Grover in the offseason. The Rockets should just trade him, this’ll never work

  • RV

    they’re holding him to collect insurance money…the number of games he has to sit out to collect $$ matches the target date they set for him…

  • http://myspace.com/datboifabio Fabio

    Good luck mac

  • Exile

    Teddy. Nope. Just because a player is skilled… Does not mean you like him as a player.

  • RV

    it’s for the insurance money, it’s not tmac vs adelman, it’s tmac vs the front office…

  • RV

    why the hell doesnt this thing work??

  • RV

    finally…both already refuted this story today, each separately said there was no argument or screaming, tmac knew he wasnt playing that game, adelman laughed it off…

  • RV

    ….

  • http://Slamonline.com NUPE

    T-Mac to the Cavs? They won’t trade him to a team in the West so maybe they’ll trade him for Delonte West. Cavs seem to be the only contender that really still needs to fill a gap. So, if not AI, then maybe T-Mac.

  • RV

    his contract is expiring, they have no reason not to trade him to the west, if they do…

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Delonte does not make enough money for that trade to happen. Cleveland would have to throw in Z and I really don’t see that happening

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    if his contract is expiring then you DONT trade him. You play out his final season (and if you dont want him back) and then his contract comes off the books…I made mention of this situation last week – I don’t know if Adelman “WANTS” T-Mac around so much….but it sure does look like he doesn’t NEED him. This Rocket team is better than any Rocket team that has been on the floor since T-Mac got here.

  • RV

    Dacre, this summer houston won’t get more than about 7 mill of space from tmac’s expiring contract, that’s what it comes out to in reality, houston is better off either keeping him and re-signing him or trading him because then they’ll get 20 mill back in contracts and therefore possibly a big name. Otherwise this summer they can’t get a FA all-star unless they renounce their rights to keys guys like scola and lowry and possibly others…

  • RV

    and this rocket team is not better than the team that lost to dallas in 05, that team just had a mental lapse. This team is playing hard, but when it comes time to work out the kinks, tighten your rotation and let the big names lead, they wont have that.

  • Hoodsnake

    I’ll vote for Mac!!!

  • lakeshowfail

    NUPE: I love how any time a player could even possibly be in the trading market, everyone says the Cavs.

  • http://www.sixers.com 360vue

    I want Tmac back in the game, he needs to be proving all these doubters wrong

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    RV – unless they are prepared to go over the salary cap for next year, by going after new FA’s first and then once they are on the books resiging their own guys…

  • http://none The Philosopher

    Is Tracy McGrady another pro basketball player who is taking this for granted?

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