NBA Veteran Tracy McGrady has officially been traded to the New York Knicks (the best team in the NBA) in a somewhat blockbuster 3 team trade.
The New York Knicks receive: Tracy McGrady and Sergio Rodriguez
The Houston Rockets receive: Kevin Martin, Jordan Hill, Jared Jeffries, Hilton Armstrong, the right to switch first-round picks with New York in 2011, and New York's 2012 first-round pick (rumor is Knicks' 2011 pick is Top-1 protected and 2012 pick is Top-5 protected)
The Sacramento Kings receive: Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey, and Larry Hughes
SideBar: Truthfully even though he's washed up now, Tracy McGrady is a good addition to the NY Knicks from a fan standpoint, being that his name alone increases the team's brand. Tracy, Wilson Chandler, David Lee, Sergio Rodriguez, Gallo, and
(Nate Robinson was traded to the Boston Celtics for Eddie House, J.R. Giddens and forward Bill Walker.)
These names alone brightens up the teams look and keeps an optimistic outlook for the rest of the season. I think at least a spot in this playoffs isn't far from likely, we'll see.
In another trade, the Knicks forward Brian Cardinal from the Minnesota Timberwolves for Darko Milicic and cash considerations.
As far as trading their first round picks again,I don't think it was a smart idea but, Knicks are common for making these drastic moves and suffering as a result of it.
However, spending all this money wasn't really necessary for a team that's looking to improve through this year's free agency pool (LeBron, Wade, Anthony); but, with the Knicks you never know.
Props to BroBible and NY Times