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Trade clears expansion-draft hurdle

Updated: June 23, 2004, 1:27 PM ET
ESPN.com news reports

The Tracy McGrady-for-Steve Francis deal is still on track after Tuesday's expansion draft.

ESPN's Jim Gray reported Monday that the Rockets and Magic had finalized the deal pending the outcome of the expanion draft. The multi-player deal could have been derailed if the expansion Charlotte Bobcats had selected unprotected players included in the proposed trade.

Depending on which additional players are in the trade, the deal might be held up. Since Francis' contract extension went ...

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