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The Dream Links: Special Insane Rumors Edition - June 16th, 2009

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Today's Dream Links are, well, not likely to happen.

Interestingly enough, I had a conversation with my friend Jonathan about the possibility of trading Tracy McGrady last night.  He brought up an idea to me that I loved...and it doesn't involve a trade.  Should be a post up soon on what we discussed.

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Word on the Street, June 16th - Draft Express' Jonathan Givony
"Houston also seems to be very active in trade talk, particularly in trying to move Tracy McGrady we’re told. McGrady will be out for the first 20-30 games of the regular season, but there is some thought that he might be able to help a playoff team down the stretch, particularly since he’s in a contract year. Its tough to see how many teams would be able to absorb the 20+ million dollars he’s owed next season. The New York Knicks might be one of them. Houston would be looking for a shooting guard in return."

Source: T-Mac Being Shopped - SLAM Online
Ryne Nelson's reaction to the Draft Express report: "...Rip Hamilton’s a name oft-mentioned as being on the block. Should the Pistons offer a package including Hamilton and its first round pick for Mac, the Rockets would be enticed to accept."

Dime Magazine's Response to the McGrady Rumor
This isn't going to fly as an alternative to LeBron for the New York faithful. But there's a chance that the Knicks - who are always assumed to be willing

Could Artest be piece that gets Blazers by Lakers? – OregonLive.com
Lawrence Kreifels offers up a possible scenario for Portland and Houston involving Ron Artest

2009 NBA playoffs: Mike Brown, Tracy McGrady among biggest losers - ESPN
Now that the 2009 NBA playoffs are in the books, Marc Stein takes a look at the biggest losers.

LeBron to the Rockets? - Corpus Christi Columnists
Sorry to ruin it for you, but this will never happen.