The Tracy McGrady trade is brewing again…we think.

by | Jul 11, 2008 | 11 comments

For what it’s worth a newspaper in Canada is reporting that Detroit is making a push for Tracy McGrady.

“And, speaking of major trade possibilities, there’s a blockbuster brewing in the NBA, too.
The Detroit Pistons, we hear, are making a big pitch to the Houston Rockets for perennial all-star Tracy McGrady.” Via The Metro News Hat Tip MLive

I have always been skeptical of reports of “we hear,” especially when they come out of a paper less likely to break the big story. What kind of scoop does a paper out of Toronto have that nobody else does other than the fact the McGrady played for the Raps back in the day?

UPDATE: A Sherrod Blakely of MLIVE

“A report out of Detroit indicated the Pistons were close to getting a deal done that would land them Houston’s Tracy McGrady.

Sources I spoke with this morning confirmed that the story is not true. In fact, the two teams haven’t had any type of talks with each other in quite some time. Last I checked, telepathic deals aren’t allowed in the NBA.

Maybe this rumor was planted to get both sides talking again.”


  1. Steve

    Ehh, who knows… I’m still on the side of thinking this is more BS than anything.

    McGrady’s alright, and I know he’s hungry for a championship… but I just don’t know how I seem him fitting in here with all we’d have to give up to get him.

  2. Natalie Sitto

    We would probably have to give up 2 starters and at this point in his injury riddled career is he really worth it or can Joe do better?

  3. Steve

    its worth it, do it. hes only 29 or somthin we have arnie, we got stuckey.. just do it joe.. please! i want more flash and national media coverage and a allstar game STARTER! we havent had a superstar since grant hill i miss those days.

  4. Natalie Sitto

    Boy would Arnie have his work cut out for him. He may have to get hazard pay if T-Mac comes on board.

  5. Steve

    dont matter.. houstons GM jus came out n said hes not on the table, What does this mean for dumars? it means his players are OVERRATED!.. no one wants any of them. joe thought people would jump for them and everyones like haha nope u keep them. were gonna have to rebuild after next yr.. be ready to be the new memphis grizzlies.

  6. Eric

    Man steve, you sure do give the first steve a really bad name.

    Calm down and take a deep breath, we’re 3 weeks out of the postseason man.

  7. Dan Dan

    First off, this is the first time I’ve ever heard anyone say “I miss the Grant Hill era”. Do you remember the endless string of coaches, the mounting losses, the Teal??

    And I think it’s a little bit of a stretch to make the claim that we’re going to be the Memphis Grizzlies next year (after 6 consecutive 60 win seasons and having the second best record in the league and being the second best team in the playoffs). There’s no award for second best, but that’s a far cry from the Griz. Give me a break!

  8. Dan Dan

    My bad, I meant seven 50+ win seasons

  9. Jonboy56

    considering all the good unrestricted agents that were available and are now gone because joe d wants to split our mid level exception i think we have a reason to be upset that a move hasnt happened yet… i’m all for the tmac trade i am however worried about how much we are going to have to give for him.. the only thing i’m worried about (not in the tmac trade) is that we are going to give away sheed or chauncey for less than they are worth.. also i think that we should try to move chauncey because he is still a hot commodity, i don’t feel that stuckey is ready to start but the youth movement brings energy and a new dynamic to the team reguardless if he is going to make mistakes through the season… i guess we just have to wait and see

  10. gMac

    I don’t understand why everyone thinks our goal next year has to be winning it all. If Joe D has a real good plan, he might just position ourselves salary wise and develpoe young players this season. If anyone can just turn things around and win championships in one year, the Mavs and the Suns would’ve done it.

    How about Tay, Chauncy + Somebody for tmac and Shanne Battier.
    If this lineup has no heart and motivation, I don’t know who would.

  11. Richie

    You miss the Grant Hill days, or you miss Grant Hill himself during his rookie year? Grant Hill didn’t take this team to the finals in any of his years here, so Im not sure what it is you’re hoping for by replicating his presence with McGrady. Do you just want us to have more top 10 plays on ESPN? Who really cares about our lack of media coverage. I think we gave the Celtics a hell of a fight, and I don’t care how much people want to pretend like the Pistons weren’t trying just becuase the can’t fathome that they could possible lose without the refs making it happen or without them deciding to just not try.

    As for our players being “overrated”, I doubt they care what you think, Steve (you know which Steve I’m talking about). They are all blue collar players, good people, and fantastic leaders in their own right. I love this team just they way it is and I’m pumped about what I hear from Curry. I don’t need some media baby superstar to be excited about next season- I already am.


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