Posted on: February 17, 2010 10:22 pm
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
As talks with the New York Knicks stalled on Wednesday night, the Houston Rockets quietly recruited the Sacramento Kings as part of a three-team trade discussion that would deliver Tracy McGrady to the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The proposed deal was contingent on John Salmons staying with the Bulls, but that appeared in doubt with the Milwaukee Bucks expecting to complete their own trade for Salmons.
In the proposed trade, the Rockets would get Kenny Thomas, Andres Nocioni, Beno Udrith and a Kings’ protected No. 1 draft pick. Sacramento would acquire Tyrus Thomas, Brad Miller and Salmons from the Bulls.
Posted on: December 30, 2009 4:59 pm
By Mike McGraw, Daily Herald : The 6-foot-8 swingman is the NBA's highest-paid player at $23.2 million, but Tracy McGrady's contract ends after the season. A trade with the Bulls would almost have to include the expiring contracts of Brad Miller and Jerome James.
The Bulls might also be interested in moving John Salmons to guarantee a larger amount of cap space next summer. He's owed $6.5 million next season but has an option to terminate the deal and become a free agent.
Without Salmons on the payroll, the Bulls could have more than $20 million to spend on the 2010 free-agent class.
McGrady had microfracture knee surgery in February. He returned to play briefly in six games for the Rockets, then complained about wanting a larger role and left the team.
Last season he averaged 15.6 points in 35 games. Before that he averaged at least 21 points for eight straight years.
"Whoever gets me is going to get a hungry player," McGrady said recently in the Houston Chronicle. "I don't care if I go to the moon. It doesn't matter."
Posted on: February 4, 2009 11:37 am
Edited on: February 6, 2009 6:27 pm