HoopsWorld reports a trade sending Vince Carter to Houston for Tracy McGrady was scuttled by T-Mac at the trade deadline. According to the site, Nets players believed VC was about to join the Rockets but then "McGrady got wind of the trade and immediately announced he would be having season-ending knee surgery." McGrady is owed $22.5 million next season. Carter is owed $37.6 million over three.
- Vince Carter the Rocket? - Bill Ingram - HoopsWorld