Thursday , Feb , 11 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Tracy McGrady Would Welcome Move to Knicks

Tracy McGrady has been working out with trainer Tim Grover in Chicago at his Attack Athletics Gymnasium since late December, waiting for the Houston Rockets to find a trade for him. Yet, the Rockets have been unwilling to let teams interested in trading for McGrady stop by the gymnasium and monitor his progress, one league executive said. ”They won’t allow a ‘casual sitting,’ ” the executive said.

McGrady is the center of discussions among the Rockets, Washington Wizards and New York Knicks in a three-team trade scenario. As part of a larger package, the moving pieces would send New York’s Al Harrington(notes) to Washington and Washington’s Caron Butler(notes) and Brendan Haywood(notes) to Houston.

If McGrady ends up getting his contract bought out, one source close to him said, the Knicks are No. 1 on his list to sign with for the rest of the season.