New York Knicks Want Tracy McGrady: Let’s Go to the Trade Machine!

December 30th, 2009 by Ryan Maloney Leave a reply »
One of my favorite features over at is their NBA Trade Machine .  It gives you a very sour taste of just how frustrating life as a GM in the NBA can be.  Between the salary cap and the various amounts of restrictions on trading newly-acquired players, deals can be tricky to pull off, especially blockbusters.

Today, I am inspired by this article in Tuesday's New York Times—which confirms the Knicks' interest in Houston forward Tracy McGrady—to make my way back over the the trusty trade simulator. 

McGrady was recently sent home by the Rockets so as not to cause a distraction to the franchise.  The former All-Star has been very vocal about his displeasure with the lack of playing time he is getting from coach Rick Adelman now that he is completely healed from micro-fracture surgery.

The Knicks are no stranger to the disgruntled athlete who feels entitled to more minutes, yet is confined to Mike D'Antoni's bench.  They have two of them riding the pine on a nightly basis, Eddy Curry and Nate Robinson.  Curry has never been the type of player that D'Antoni likes to run with.  He is overweight, slow to ...

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