Great Quotes: Tracy McGrady

T-Mac speaks out about where he wants to be next season, via Fanhouse

“Money is not an issue for me…If it boiled down to it, I got a great, great adidas contract. So money is not an issue. I just want to win. That’s my main focus…At this stage of my career, it’s all about winning. I don’t care about a max contract or nothing like that. I want to play basketball, and I want to win. … There’s no question (about wanting to return to Houston). I don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket, but definitely this is where I’d love to be.”

— Tracy McGrady

McGrady is in the final year of his contract and is making $23 million per season, so he’s right to not expect a max contract — the market simply won’t bear it. Whether or not the Rockets want to bring him back will depend on how well he can fit into the team concept that Daryl Morey and Rick Adelman have created in Houston.

McGrady played a few minutes the other night, but seems a long way away from competing at the level that he was at prior to his injury. The Rockets would be wise to ease him back into some minutes and see what his trade value is. If they can pry a first round pick or a good young prospect away from another team and not take on any additional long term salary in the process, they should pull the trigger.

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