NBA Trade Rumors: Tracy McGrady to the Bulls?

Andrew KneelandSenior Writer IJanuary 13, 2008

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Bulls are now heavily involved in trade talks with the Houston Rockets.

Chicago, lacking star power and needing help in an undersized backcourt, could really use Tracy McGrady in their starting lineup. 

The question is: Can they afford him?

McGrady is making $19 million this year, and is set to make $44 million over the next two years on his contract with the Rockets.

McGrady would likely draw many players and much money out of Chicago. 

Bulls center Ben Wallace, who is currently making $15 million a season, would most definitely be needed to make the trade happen.

But will that be enough? 

FOXsports.com reports that Chicago is also likely to re-enter trade talks with Michael Heisley, the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, to learn about seven-footer Pau Gasol.

Are the Bulls looking at trying a three-team deal?

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