Moving Day for Tracy McGrady? Knicks and Rockets Could Swap Disgruntled Stars

December 29th, 2009 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »

While the Knicks continue their climb to the playoffs, they certainly are not free from controversies or distractions.

Nate Robinson, the reigning Slam Dunk Contest champion who has not played in 12 games, was fined $25,000 by the NBA for comments made by his agent regarding a trade request.

Robinson, often criticized for his overwhelming emotions, was a key part of Knick squads in the past. But as the Knicks slowly start to look like a playoff team, he has fallen out of favor with Mike D’Antoni. His agent is now yearning for a new opportunity for his client.

Over in Houston, the Rockets have taken the entire city by surprise—dealing with injuries to stars Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady, and the loss of Ron Artest to the Lakers—and become a legitimate playoff team in the competitive Western Conference.

Although the Rockets have become a team led by strong role players at best, they have nevertheless jelled and are now in a comfort zone that Coach Rick Adelman does not want to disrupt, despite having seven-time all-star McGrady ba ...

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