Why the Houston Rockets Should Trade Tracy McGrady for Kevin Martin

December 22nd, 2009 by Bhagwat Kumar Leave a reply »
I've been obsessed with the Rockets trading for Kevin Martin for a while now, and I sincerely believe that this trade makes more sense than ever for both sides. I'll defend my rationale in depth after the trade.

Houston Rockets Give

Tracy McGrady - $22.8 million/one year

Luis Scola - $3.3 million/one year

Sacramento Kings Give

Kevin Martin - $9.7 million/four years

Andres Nocioni - $7.5 million/three years

Kenny Thomas - $8.8 million/one year

So the biggest issue I had with this deal as a Rockets fan was losing Luis Scola.

He's been invaluable to our team this year and has been a beacon of consistency, a fact made all the more important when you consider that Brooks and Ariza have been a bit up and down all season.

My reasoning behind giving up Scola is threefold.

First, the Kings wouldn't accept this deal if it was just McGrady's expiring contract for their best player of the last three years. Scola's addition makes them much more likely to make the trade, especially when you consider that Spencer Hawes has been their starting center for much of the ...

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