If Iverson wasn't the Answer for the Knicks, does that mean Tracy McGrady is?

11/22/09 in NBA   |   guylake   |   321 respect

Tommy Dee of The Knicks Blog tells us that Newsday is reporting that the Knicks may make a run at Tracy McGrady. The opportunity seems ripe given that T-Mac and the Rockets' braintrust are so at odds about McGrady's return to the court.

The Rockets are winning with mostly no name players and a lot of ball movement. McGrady's clear a side for me as I remember the 2002 All-Star Game doesn't fit with what the Rockets are doing right now.

How it fits with the Knicks is beyond me. I will just say T-Mac's knee better be close to 100 percent if he is going to get out and run with D'Antoni's Knicks. Also, given that the Knicks passed on another former great, Allen Iverson, over issues of character, it is surprising that they would be so interested in McGrady. True, Tracy has had no notable off-the-court issues but his ball-dominating style wouldn't seem to fit with players like Al Harrington, Danilo Gallinari, Nate Robinson and others who need a lot of touches. Also, I have to question any team that overlooks the bulging vein in McGrady's right shoulder. Rumor has it the Vein is a sentient being who repeatedly tells McGrady to take it to the hole. T-Mac's teammates have long hated the Vein.

So, what would it take to get a deal done? Dee speculates Eddy Curry, Wilson Chandler and Cuttino Mobley's contract for McGrady and sharp-shooting center David Anderson could happen. This has to be of at least passing interest to the Rockets. As Dee says, "If the Knicks have been calling, it’s about time the Rockets at least answered the phone."
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