See Ya, Tracy? Why a Not-So-Fast Impasse Could Keep T-Mac in Houston

December 29th, 2009 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
The Houston Chronicle reported Monday that the Rockets and Tracy McGrady agreed Tuesday to seek a trade for the disgruntled guard.

So, that's it folks. He's gone, packing his bags as I write this.

Wrong. Not so fast.

Since no one has authored the necessary in-depth look at why trading McGrady could prove more difficult than Ruben Studdard winning the 400-meter dash at the next Olympics, I will do the honors.

This needs to be written and read. The reality of the situation may kill the euphoria felt by those who wanted McGrady shipped out two years ago.

Forget happy thoughts and entertainment value. This is about the truth, which hurts more than most want to admit.

A line in Jonathan Feigen's story (I linked to it above) summarizes the situation.

"Rockets general manager Daryl Morey agreed Monday to try to trade McGrady during talks with McGrady’s representatives."

The key word here is try . As in, folks at NASA tried to make a square peg fit into a round hole. As in, Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini tried acting.

That Morey will try does not mean he will succeed. The Roc ...

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