Amidst the slew of tweets and beat updates, there has been an almost surreal feel to the past 24 hours. Basketball’s Mecca lies vacant, in yearn of a King. Standing between New York’s Knickerbockers and eternal salvation has been the man I have been attempting to cover for the past three months.
It’s hard to believe there are breathing human beings who actually oppose this rumored trade with the Knicks. I have to wonder what exactly some of you were expecting.
If it goes down as reported, the Rockets would lose nothing, move far enough below the tax line to re-sign their free agents, pick up a former lottery pick in Jordan Hill, and potentially two new ones in the next two years. All for a gimpy Tracy McGrady.
It’s hard to see how anyone can’t like that.
Still, there’s far too much uncertainty to delve too deeply into the ramifications of such a deal. There were reports earlier in the day that the team was leaning more towards offers other than the one from New York. The Chronicle’s Jonathon Feigen even suggested that Morey could be working on a smaller deal with Philadelphia, not involving Tracy McGrady(‘s contract.)
It appears we will have to wait until the deadline to see how this all plays out.