Monday, June 21, 2004


I hope it's true:

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando Magic general manager John Weisbrod said Monday that contract discussions with Tracy McGrady have failed, and the Magic will pursue trading options for the star player.

Team sources told the Orlando Sentinel Monday that a three-way trade was being discussed with the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trailblazers. The deal would likely involve McGrady going to Portland, with Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Ruben Patterson, and the no. 13 and no. 22 pick to Orlando, and Eric Piatkowski would also be shipped to the Magic, with Houston receiving undisclosed second round draft picks. Though details were yet to be finalized, one source in the Magic team office called the deal "imminent".

T-Mac to the blazers, now all we need is Shaq!