With Al Horford out of action, the Hawks will be flying closer to the ground.
Tracy McGrady's season-ending injury not only blocks a potential trade for Vince Carter, but it also takes the Rockets out of title contention.
If the Rockets are going to make some noise in the West, Tracy McGrady is the player who is going to lead the way, writes John Hollinger.
The Rockets-Lakers matchup on Tuesday will go down as the battle of the injury-plagued teams.
How will the Houston Rockets fare in 2008-09? Here's John Hollinger's forecast.