On june 29th of 2004, one of the biggest nba trades of the decade happened: the houston rockets sent three-time nba all-star steve francis, his backcourt partner in crime cat mobley and kelvin cato (with his ridiculous salary) to orlando for two-time all-nba teamer tracy mcgrady, juwan howard.
On june 29th, 2004, the houston rockets traded center-forward kelvin cato, guard steve francis and guard cuttino mobley to the orlando magic for guard reece gaines tracy mcgrady: “i just knew it was going to take time i'm happy and it's time to move on i can't predict the future, but it definitely would be nice.
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It is pretty rare when an elite superstar, a player at the top of their game, is traded off by a team circumstances have to reach a boiling point where the team is not going anywhere or the player sees greener pastures and nothing will stop that fixation in the nba today, superstars (and those who think they are superstars) are.
Somewhere in that finals memory morass sits tracy mcgrady, once considered the de facto equal of kobe bryant only now, he was toiling away as an t- mac with incoming rookie dwight howard instead, they dumped him to houston in a classic “two quarters for a dollar” trade for steve francis. Competitive after trading tracy mcgrady, dealing for an all star in steve francis trading dwight howard was a year long saga though it seemed otis smith could have taken orlando in a dozen different directions at one point it looked like the team was looking to remain competitive and get equal value.
This pin was discovered by ant taylor discover (and save) your own pins on pinterest. Tracy mcgrady still would rather play for the orlando magic than the houston rockets, but he says the magic made no genuine effort to keep him and kind of wanted me out mcgrady was traded to houston on tuesday, completing a much -anticipated multi-player trade that delivered rockets star steve.