Tracy McGrady Leaving Houston Rockets: What’s Next for Both Parties?

December 29th, 2009 by Vikram Dimba Leave a reply »
It's finally over; well, almost.

McGrady clamored to play, and the Rockets finally caved in. Granting him seven to eight minutes per game, the Rockets had a chance to see his production while potentially having an ulterior motive: the ability to showcase T-Mac to potential suitors.

In his return, the deal was, in the first six games McGrady would play six to seven minutes during the first quarter, and that would be his only stint regardless of how well or how poorly he played.

After that, he would be further evaluated for a potential bigger role in the offense.

The six games came and went, and McGrady suggested it was time for the Rockets to increase his minutes.

He didn't do anything eye popping. But for a player coming off of micro-fracture knee surgery and not having played in nearly a year, McGrady had already defended the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki, and Vince Carter, while showing some of the flashes of his explosive self against the Clippers.

He showed signs, but looked lost at times both on offense and defense. Regardless of his play, the consensus was seven to eight minutes wasn't enough to ...

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