November 01, 2006

tracy mcgrady

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In 2005-2006

In his second season with Houston, averaged a team-high 24.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.26 steals in 47 games (47 starts) … reached 20 points 32 times, which included a team-best 14 30-point games and a pair of 40-point performances … added six double-doubles on the season … missed 34 games due to injury (11/5/05-11/10/05 with strained back; 11/20/05-11/26/05 with strained back; 1/10/06-1/18/06 with back spasms; 3/7/06 with sore back; 3/12/06-4/19/06 with back injury) and one game (NWT) due to a family emergency (2/24/06) … overall, the Rockets were 7-28 in games without him in 2005-06, averaging 93.1 points per game in the 47 outings he played and 86.1 in the 35 games he was out … originally suffered a strained back at practice (11/4/05) … notched 30 of his 35 points at New Jersey (11/12/05) in the second half, including 20 of Houston’s 29 points in the fourth quarter … grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds vs. Detroit (11/18/05) … recorded 34 points, including six 3-pointers at Seattle (12/15/05), which matched his most 3-pointers made as a member of the Rockets … scored on a driving layup with 0.3 seconds left on the clock to lift the Rockets to a 76-74 win at the L.A. Lakers (12/18/05) … recorded a season-high 11 assists vs. Toronto (12/21/05) … registered 37 points at Toronto (1/6/06), marking his fifth consecutive game in which he scored at least 30 points … joined Hakeem Olajuwon, Moses Malone and Elvin Hayes as the only players in Rockets history to have five straight 30-point games … scored a season-high 43 points at Detroit (1/22/06) and followed with 41 points at Milwaukee (1/23/06), marking the first time a Rockets player reached 40 points in back-to-back nights since Moses Malone did it back in 1981-82 (43 on 2/26/82 vs. Golden State and 44 on 2/27/82 at Dallas) … recorded 37 points and 12 rebounds vs. Miami (1/29/06), including 15 (4-15 3FG) attempts from beyond the arc, which equaled the second most 3-point attempts in Rockets history … ranked fourth in the NBA in scoring average in the month of January with 31.5 points per game … scored the fourth most points in All-Star Game history with a game-high 36 points for the West in the 2006 NBA All-Star Game (2/19/06) … led all Western Conference forwards in votes (1,818,932) and was sixth overall in All-Star Balloting … also participated with NBA legend Clyde Drexler and Houston Comets All-Star Sheryl Swoopes in the RadioShack Shooting Stars Challenge on All-Star Saturday Night … received an injection (3/15/06) to relieve swelling in the area of his back where he fell during the game vs. Portland (3/5/06), missing the final 20 games of the season.

In the NBA

Holds career averages of 22.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.37 steals and 1.00 blocks in 612 games (472 starts) with Toronto, Orlando and Houston … two-time NBA scoring champion (32.1 in 2002-03, 28.0 in 2003-04) … named All-NBA First Team twice (2002, 2003), All-NBA Second Team twice (2001, 2004) and All-NBA Third Team one time (2005) … earned NBA Most Improved Player (2001) … six-time NBA All-Star selection (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), averaging 18.7 points in six NBA All-Star Games (five starts) … named the NBA’s Conference Player of the Week nine times and Player of the Month four times … still stands as Orlando’s all-time leader in scoring average (28.1 points in 295 games) … possesses 38 career 40-point games, which ranks fourth among active players. 2004-2005: Named to All-NBA Third Team at forward … averaged a team-leading 25.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and career highs of 5.7 assists and 1.73 steals in his first season with Houston, marking his fifth straight season to score over 25 points per game … became the first player in Rockets history to reach 2,000 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists in a season, joining Olajuwon, Malone and Hayes with the only 2,000-point seasons in franchise history … posted the highest scoring average by a Rockets newcomer since Hayes with San Diego during the 1968-69 season … scored a Rockets individual season-high 48 points at Dallas (12/2/04), marking one of his six 40-point efforts … reached 30 points 25 times, as Houston held a 22-3 record in those games … among NBA leaders, ranked sixth in scoring average, seventh in steals per game and tied for 18 th in assists per game … named the Western Conference Player of the Week for the weeks ending Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Mar. 13 and Apr. 17, becoming the first player in Rockets history to earn Player of the Week recognition four times in a season … hit game-winning shots vs. Philadelphia (12/14/04) and San Antonio (12/9/04), scoring 13 points in the final 35 seconds against the Spurs … scored his 12,000 th career point vs. Boston (3/18/05), becoming the second-youngest player in NBA history to reach this mark behind Kobe Bryant … started for the West in the 2005 NBA All-Star Game after leading all guards in All-Star balloting. 2003-2004: Led the NBA in scoring average for the second straight season, posting 28.0 points per game with Orlando … became the third-youngest player in NBA history to claim multiple scoring titles, trailing only Wilt Chamberlain and Bob McAdoo … became the ninth player in NBA history to win consecutive scoring crowns … earned All-NBA Second-Team honors … set a career high with a Magic franchise-record and NBA individual season-high 62 points vs. Washington (3/10/04). 2002-2003: Topped the NBA with a career-high 32.1 points per game with Orlando … earned First-Team All-NBA recognition and finished fourth in NBA MVP voting for a second straight season … became the youngest NBA player to average 30 points since McAdoo in 1974-75. 2001-2002: Earned All-NBA First Team after averaging 25.6 points, a career-high 7.9 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.57 steals with the Magic … ranked fourth in the NBA in scoring average. 2000-2001: Earned the NBA’s Most Improved Player award and All-NBA Second-Team recognition after averaging 26.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists in his first season in Orlando … finished seventh in the NBA in scoring average, recording the highest average in NBA history for a player 21 years or younger. 1999-2000: Averaged 15.4 points and a career-high 1.91 blocks in his final season with Toronto. 1998-1999: Averaged 9.3 points with the Raptors. 1997-1998: Averaged 7.0 points as an 18-year-old rookie with Toronto.

In the Playoffs

Holds career averages of 29.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.48 steals and 1.24 blocks in 25 postseason games with Toronto, Orlando and Houston … still stands as Orlando’s all-time leader in postseason scoring average with 32.0 points per game. 2005: Averaged 30-plus points for a fourth time in his playoff career with a team-high 30.7 points for Houston … posted a playoff-career-high 7.4 rebounds per game … scored 37 points in a Game Six win vs. Dallas (5/5/05), helping the Rockets force a decisive Game Seven. 2003: Averaged 31.7 points with Orlando … scored a Magic playoff-record and playoff-career-high 46 points at Detroit (4/23/03). 2002: For the second consecutive year, led the NBA in playoff scoring by averaging 30.8 points for the Magic in the postseason. 2001: Led the NBA in playoff scoring average with a playoff-career-high 33.8 points per game … averaged a playoff-career-high 8.3 assists with the Magic. 2000: Averaged 16.7 points and 7.0 rebounds with Toronto.

In Life

Born Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. on May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida … he and his wife, CleRenda, have a daughter, Layla Clarice, and a son, Laymen Lamar … finished as Houston’s leading scorer with 21 points vs. Utah (12/27/05), despite leaving at halftime to be CleRenda who went into labor with their son … named USA Today High School Player of the Year as a senior at Mt. Zion Christian Academy … cousin of NBA All-Star Vince Carter … voted “Favorite Athlete” in a Sports Illustrated For Kids poll … honored as one of the “Good Guys in Sports” by The Sporting News … befriended Iran Brown, the youngest victim of the Washington-area sniper shootings … participates in the Make-A-Wish program … hosted one young child to spend a day with him at his house as a part of ESPN’s “My Wish Series,” where children with life-threatening illnesses are given their wish to spend a day with their favorite sports superstar … has hosted a military family during All-Star Weekend … continues charitable efforts through his Tracy McGrady Foundation … hosts the annual T-Mac Charity Softball Game, which has helped raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston, as well as for renovation of the library and technology area at Ross Elementary School in Houston … purchases tickets to every Rockets home game for disadvantaged youth … was one of the NBA superstars to participate in the Hurricane Katrina Relief Charity All-Star Game (9/11/05) … featured in the Mike Jones music video “Flossin” … chosen to be on the cover of the NBA Live ‘07 video game.

In Transactions

Drafted by Toronto in the first round (ninth overall) of the 1997 NBA Draft … traded to Orlando on Aug. 3, 2000, for a future first-round draft pick … traded with Juwan Howard, Reece Gaines and Tyronn Lue to Houston on June 29, 2004, for Steve Francis, Kelvin Cato and Cuttino Mobley … signed an extension with Houston on Nov. 1, 2004.

Personal

Full name is Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr.
Recognized for his tremendous efforts in the Central Florida community with the 2003 Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award
In 2003, was named among all professional athletes as “Good Guys in Sports” by The Sporting News, recognizing athletes for outstanding character and exemplary civic responsibility
Took several classes over the 2000 summer at nearby Rollins College which focused on leadership skills
Considered attending Kentucky or Florida State before opting to declare himself for the 1997 NBA Draft
Donated $300,000 to Mt. Zion after being drafted by Toronto and intends to make a donation to Auburndale High School
Names Jim Carrey and Martin Lawrence as his favorite performers and enjoys watching karate movies
Favorite meal is his mother's special spaghetti and meatballs
Cousin of NBA All-Star and former Rookie-of-the-Year Vince Carter.

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