With the clock ticking, it’s down to a two-team race for McGrady (and his massive, expiring deal): “The Bulls and Knicks’ competition stretched beyond the Bulls’ 118-85 blowout victory Tuesday night, achieved without the services of Joakim Noah. The teams also are in battle for Tracy McGrady’s expiring $22 million contract. League sources said the Bulls have offered Brad Miller, Tyrus Thomas and either Kirk Hinrich or John Salmons to the Rockets for McGrady, who has been granted a leave and is training in Chicago. The Rockets have shown little interest in either Hinrich or Salmons and thus, sources said, the Bulls have tried to recruit a third team to get involved. It’s also possible the Bulls have made another unknown offer with a player replacing Hinrich or Salmons to the Rockets. Some league sources believe the Bulls’ offer is emerging as the front-runner as the 2 p.m. Thursday trade deadline looms.”
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