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Rockets Don't Share McGrady's Optimism; Will Wait To Welcome Him Back

According to the Houston Chronicle, the Rockets and Tracy McGrady are not yet on the same page with this whole “comeback” thing:

He said during the summer that he was 99 percent back and would be ready to practice with the team at the start of training camp. Things did not work out that way. According to the Rockets, he still has not gone through a full practice.

Then on Monday, in an email to Yahoo! Sports, he said he would play next Wednesday.

The problem with that was that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey had already said on Monday that nothing had changed in McGrady’s timetable, that he won’t play until the team considers him to be 100 percent and that he would need to be checked out in a full practice before he will be permitted to play a game.

Next full practice? Nov. 23.

[Rockets GM Daryl] Morey released a statement Monday evening saying “no timetable has been set for his return.”