Bulls May Give T-Mac a Second Look

by December 31, 2009

The two sides once stared into each other‘s eyes but couldn‘t pull the trigger on the deal. Will this time be any different? : “One of the regrettable chapters in recent Bulls history was the failed free-agent pursuit of 2000. The No. 1 target was Toronto’s Tracy McGrady, who was met at O’Hare Airport by mascots, Luv-a-Bulls and a three-piece band playing `Sweet Home Chicago.` It was all for naught as McGrady chose Orlando. Nearly 10 years later, the Bulls may get another chance. McGrady recently left the Houston Rockets and both sides reportedly will seek a trade. Sources suggested the Bulls are open to acquiring McGrady, who is just 30 years old. The 6-foot-8 swingman is the NBA’s highest-paid player at $23.2 million, but his contract ends after the season. A trade with the Bulls would almost have to include the expiring contracts of Brad Miller and Jerome James. The Bulls might also be interested in moving John Salmons to guarantee a larger amount of cap space next summer. He’s owed $6.5 million next season but has an option to terminate the deal and become a free agent.”