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Fans everywhere keep asking about Tracy McGrady; GMs, not so much

Jul 19, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for mcgrady_Knick.jpgTracy McGrady is going to have a workout with the Clippers this week.

And that’s it. Officially he is not working out or doing anything else for teams. There are hints of interest — the Chicago Bulls may take a look at him as their third guard at the two spot, according to the Sun Times. There are Laker fans clamoring for him and his people have hinted he would love to be a Laker.

But the interest from teams is fairly minimal. Why? Well because those Lakers fans didn’t watch McGrady play last year and the GMs did. McGrady was no longer explosive, he looked pedestrian and old. He was searching for how to make his game work without that explosiveness. Look at it this way: The Miami Heat were desperate for low-cost players who could contribute, and they didn’t give McGrady a glance.

Right now, Rasual Butler and Shannon Brown are still on the market and will almost certainly contribute much more to a team and create less of a distraction. McGrady shot 39 percent last year in his comeback with the Knicks, and had to miss time sitting with ice on his knees. He was not 100 percent back, and may never be. He is working hard, he has been for a couple of years trying to rehab his knees, but his body is betraying him.

It’s a hard. Because it was not that long ago when McGrady could score with anybody in the league. That McGrady was a joy to watch play. And somebody is going to give him a shot this fall. But the fact that he is still on the market and not getting a lot of serious interest shows where he stands in the mind of team officials.

  1. Dee - Jul 19, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    I think McGrady will make a lot of people wish they took a chance on him this upcoming season

  2. fact - Jul 19, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    fact tmac hurt his and vc’s career when he left toronto. with them two both entering their prime together, they would have been dangerous and gotten further into the playoffs then either have in their careers. hell they may have won a ring together bc id imagine that with them both in toronto they could have recruited a big man and pg to create a force…just my two cents.

  3. edgar - Jul 19, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    true that dee his gon comeback and people gon be like wow i remember wen he crossed lebron like a idiot in nba all star game that was crazyyy but yea his gonna make some effect for w.e team his playing on his been my fav player for a long time and always will if his cousin can score 20 a night and he is older then tmac then imagine mac healthy again or in the same level as vince he can score moree points and help the team

  4. common sense - Jul 19, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    The only thing McGrady can do on a consistent basis is get hurt. He hasn’t done anything years, so I don’t know why anyone would expect anything different.

  5. marko - Jul 19, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    tracy mcgrady is the man…only if he didnt have them injuries he wouldve gon far. i still would wanna see him do good. and hopefully he will. being injured isnt the only thing he can do. wen healthy he can be one of the best players in the nba…

  6. WarrenG - Jul 19, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    All the good team !! WANT TMAC! is a injured player but can be one of the best player .. i believe in TMAC !!! believe in TMAC !!!

  7. MATTAVIOUS - Jul 19, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    ive been a t-mac fan since he was in mount zion christian acedemy…people have forgotton this guy and have been downing this guy since that knee injury accured…i gotta say thats just down right wrong and personally i believe the nba front office has done a horrible job in sorrounding chemistry around him when he was in his prime..he should have atleast 3 or 4 rings by now..this is sad in what im reading what people are saying:hes a bum,no heart,loser,first round virgin,a quiter,selfish and injured rich person..if he had the team like mike and kobe in his prime he wouldnt have had to do it all back then putting wear and tear on his body..thats y they called him a nba scoring machine back then…we dont hear that now all i hear is this guys a loser…smdh

  8. apb - Sep 6, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    I can clearly see it is only retards that think T-Mac has anything left.
    Hey, Knicksfan, where ever you all are, how did T-Wac recruiting Lebron, Bosh, and DWade to the NYK go for you?
    Just saying…

  9. apb - Sep 6, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Career 43% shooter like T-Wac don’t have jumpers, much less “pretty” ones.

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