Tracy McGrady Out Of Houston

Bryan ShipleyContributor IDecember 28, 2009

DALLAS - JANUARY 12:  Forward Tracy McGrady #1 of the Houston Rockets makes a windmill dunk against Michael Finley #4 of the Dallas Mavericks on January 12, 2005 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The Rockets defeated the Mavericks 124-114.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Houston Rockets and Tracy McGrady have agreed to part ways. Members of the team's front office, Coach Rick Adelman, and one of McGrady's agents have discussed the rift that's been growing between the prolific scorer and the franchise, deciding to grant him indefinite leave. He will train on his own as both sides seek out a trade.

It's also been rumored that Pat Riley has been interested in both McGrady as a player as well as in his expiring contract. The Miami Heat need to impress not only Dwayne Wade, but LeBron James at this point; what with Wade and James seemingly texting back and forth like gossipy high-school cheerleaders over which team they like most, as if it were the cool senior smoking cigarettes in the teachers' parking lot after class. 

The Heat aren't the only team looking to shed payroll. The Knicks are no doubt a part of Bron-Bron and D-Wade's chatter. Donnie Walsh is still trying to shed some contracts, and at the same time Nate Robinson wants out. Couldn't the Rockets use an instant offense guy like Robinson? Perhaps Walsh can sucker one more team into taking on one of Isiah Thomas' contracts. 

Ah, then there are those Cleveland Cavaliers. They brought in Shaq for just one year in efforts to get LeBron a ring before his contract runs out under the thinking that raising the Larry O'Brien amongst a crowd of a million in downtown Cleveland will cement the home town loyalty they need to resign him. With that being the thought process, wouldn't adding McGrady for the rest of the year be a big help? Then as McGrady and Shaq leave... well what do you know... the Cavs all of a sudden have some money for James' gal pal. Hmm...

If I were to take a guess, I'd say McGrady ends up in Miami, but let me know what you think.