Sunday 23rd April 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Tracy Mcgrady’s team.. for now

As Tracy Mcgrady move on the court fluidly he shoots the ball pretty well and looks like he hasn’t undergone a microfracture surgery months ago. The Houston Rockets set no timetable for Tracy’s return they can’t afford another setback after losing Yao Ming to a foot injury the entire 2009-10 season. The Rockets used to be Mcgrady’s team the improbable high flying guard who shoots the ball in fade aways and unlikely jumpers he led his team to playoffs and with Yao Ming they develop an implausible bond between a scoring guard and a dominating center. With him playing only 35 games last season the Rockets who was discounted by many teams as a contender played with adversity and went as high as the second round in the playoffs sending shockwaves to the defending champion Lakers taking them to full 7 games. Tracy Mcgrady had some uneasiness feeling knowing this season would be the end of his $21.1 Million estimated contract with the Rockets. The best thing about Mcgrady’s injury was that Houston started playing as a unit diving every loose balls going after every rebound and shooting the ball with consistency. A curse of every high flying player they will always be susceptible to leg and ACL injuries and in Mcgrady’s case he is now limited to shooting the ball and passing on a double team.
Signing Trevor Ariza gives Houston more depth in versatility with his defense and shooting. Mcgrady will be scheduled for an MRI this Nov.23 and if all systems go he will suit up back on the Rockets roster.
The 6-foot-8 forward has a big question mark on his ability to stay healthy this season it has always been one of his biggest criticism since his Orlando days. He needs to be healthy to give more leeway on his bargaining deal for another contract and the Rockets need him for bigger plans if they are thinking about trading him. So far it’s still his team… he is still the go to guy… he is still the leader…. For now.

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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