I’d rather have his cousin

Sam Smith (so take it with a truckload of salt):

Now, most of the injured are returning, though the uncertainty remains McGrady, and you can’t run a team like that. The question is whether anyone would take a shot at McGrady, though just 29 and certainly capable of a few more big seasons. He is a star like attraction, but he prefers half court play as he’s slowed down and slows the team. Houston wants to play faster than he does, as well. And the Rockets believe they can make a run now and have to while Yao remains healthy. And perhaps McGrady can be that final piece, a role player who can help a team on the edge or just provide veteran experience or a player with some cachet who has just two years remaining on his deal.

Perhaps that’s Cleveland’s final move for the expiring deals of Wally Szczerbiak and Eric Snow.

The one thing that makes McGrady viable (even with all his baggage) is that his contract expires after the 2009-10 season. I’m not totally sold on it, but having T-Mac and LeBorn patrol the wing ain’t a bad option.

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3 Responses to I’d rather have his cousin

  1. Erik says:


    1. Is always hurt.

    2. Is a great scorer, but he can’t help a team if he’s not scoring.

    3. Would take more than a few minutes and shots away from Delonte, Boobie and even Mo. The grumbling will start.

    4. Sam Smith is a dickhead who has been on the LBJ-outta-Cleveland bandwagon since before he signed his ’06 extension. So I’m not exactly giving him the benefit of the doubt right now.

  2. Ben says:

    re: erik-

    1. yup
    2. for the most part, yup
    3. maybe, depends on if they win or not
    4. agreed


    I doubt they’d trade for T-Mac, but I think Vince Carter is a very real possiblity.

    and Vince:

    1. has been relatively healthy through out his career

    2. has played off ball (Kidd was the primary ball handler)

    3. would still take minutes, but West and Gibson would be the 2nd unit backcourt.

    4. Sam Smith is still a dickhead

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am against any situation that takes playing time away from Delonte West. He has become a shut down defender, lights out three point shooter, fantastic ball distributor, and a perfect compliment to Mo and LeBron. I think that the only way the Cavs trade Wally’s expiring is if they can get back someone that will be significantly better off of the bench, preferably a quality big man (Camby/Kaman/Jamison/Smith) that can provide veteran depth in the postseason. Delonte’s overall value is significantly underrated. I would only want TMac or VC if they were willing to accept a role coming off of the bench.

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