Rockets-Knicks Matinee Showed Why Trading Tracy McGrady Was Necessary

March 24th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »

Maybe Tracy McGrady can become the player he once was.


He merits praise for giving it a go months after undergoing the toughest surgery a professional basketball player can endure.


Sunday afternoon against his former team, he could not deliver when it mattered most.


His stat line against the Rockets— 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists—was a reflection of his spectacular talents, not his readiness to perform at an elite level. He scored zero fourth quarter points.


McGrady lacked the explosiveness that had marked his game. He looked ginger and nonathletic when he drove to the rim. That he finished ...

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