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T-Mac is going somewhere ... to the hospital

Posted on: February 18, 2009 10:12 am
Edited on: February 18, 2009 5:22 pm

Every time I asked a general manager implicated in a Ponzi-like scam to acquire Tracy McGrady, the general manager reacted as though I were insane. I'd say, hey, it wasn't me who reported that.

Now we know why the GMs reacted with astonishment to T-Mac rumors. McGrady told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Tuesday night that he's done for the year and will need microfracture surgery on his ailing left knee.

Of course, it was prematurely reported last week that McGrady was out for the year, so it's best to wait for the official word from Rockets GM Daryl Morey.  

UPDATE: Or, official word from T-Mac, who just made the announcement in his blog. "I’ve met with numerous doctors and gotten a number of opinions, and unfortunately, I will be undergoing microfracture surgery on my left knee immediately," McGrady wrote. "Microfracture surgery is a serious procedure, but I’m confident that I will be able to return next season with the same strength and explosiveness you are all used to seeing from me."

Earlier Tuesday, Rockets owner Leslie Alexander asserted that McGrady wouldn't be traded before Thursday's deadline, but reiterated what Morey was saying in Phoenix during All-Star weekend -- that results of second and third opinions on McGrady's knee would be back sometime this week.

 They're baaaa-aaaaack.

UPDATE: But it was news to the Rockets, who are none too pleased that McGrady announced his plans to have surgery without consulting with the team.

"There should be a protocol, there should be a procedure where we have a chance to sit down and talk about the situation and not be announced in the press," Rockets coach Rick Adelman told reporters Wednesday. "I don't know why that happened, why he did that. Certainly, that is not the way things should be handled."


Since: Dec 12, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2009 1:50 pm
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Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2009 12:53 pm

T-Mac is going somewhere ... to the hospital

it would have been nice to have him for the playoffs but next year i have a feeling that your going to see the t-mac from the orlando days. just a hope for next year, very dissapointed tho because i liked watching him play. wonder what the stipulation will be if the rockets go into the second round without him? very difficult conversation to talk about if you ask me. but one that will be mentioned if the oppurtunity arises

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2009 12:47 pm

T-Mac is going somewhere ... to the hospital

There goes another one of my fantasy players, down the toilet. I'm definitely staying away from him next year but while he was healthy, McGrady is a very good player, very well rounded player that'll assist in every category. Get well soon T-Mac.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2009 12:04 pm

T-Mac is going somewhere ... to the hospital

Well, if blowhard Stephen A. Smith says it then it must be true!  Seriously, he is one of the worst "journalists" on the scene today.

With that being said, T-Mac could've been a great player but he is constantly injured.  Just watching him you can tell his career is pretty much over.  That's too bad as he was very talented but a guy has to stay healthy.

Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2009 11:32 am

T-Mac is going somewhere ... to the hospital

He should change is nickname to T-Medivac. Guy just can't stay healthy.

Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2009 10:55 am

T-Mac is going somewhere ... to the hospital

I don't know who is more cursed, the rockets or Tracy McGrady.  It seems Houston has been plagued by injuries for many years in a row now from Yao, McGrady, Artest, Battier etc etc etc.  McGrady has never been able to fully recover those bulky knees it's like Yao and McGrady take turns on being injured. 

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