Time to Move T-Mac?
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A good pal of mine tipped me to Fran Blinebury’s Rockets Courtside blog regarding Tracy McGrady. To sum it up for you, he suggests that Tracy McGrady has quit on the Rockets much like he quit on the Raptors and the Magic in the past. So if you’re a Tracy McGrady owner, now may be the time to try and move him.
The main thing on your side in an attempt to move him is Name Value, which could lead someone to overpay for him. Plus, he has decent numbers on the season averaging 15.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.2 three-pointers. However, in his last six games (not counting two DNPs) he’s averaging 8.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.3 three-pointers. He didn’t play on Saturday so you’ll have to wait until he at least gets back in the lineup before moving him. If he can have a stretch like he had from December 12th to the 20th where he averaged 20.8 points, 7.2 points, 7 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 2.0 three-pointers, he’ll be primed to move. I know it will be tempting to hold onto those numbers, but you have to resist temptation because odds are he’ll come up lame once again. If you can get a nice bounty for him, go ahead and make him someone else’s headache.