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Tracy McGrady may have signed with the Pistons…or…not

Aug 7, 2010, 9:36 PM EDT

Allright, so we talked earlier about how Tracy McGrady didn’t have any options and was out in the cold. No luck. No go. Iverson’d.

Okay, so maybe not.

Draft Express, at the NC Pro-Am today, is reporting via Twitter that McGrady has signed with the Pistons for a one-year deal. Hurray! Tracy’s journey is finally over and he can sail into the sunset on a big, aging-winged, sub-.500 vessel.

Well, okay, maybe not. Again.

Dave Pemberton of the Oakland Press (as opposed to the Oakland Tribune which is in the Oakland you’re probably thinking of) in Michigan reports that Joe Dumars has stated nothing is final, saying “discussing it, definitely not signed.”

So the Pistons are definitely in discussions about adding McGrady, and somebody at the Pro Am is talking. McGrady would add.. well… very little of what they need. But he’s probably at the minimum, so this wouldn’t hurt. And if McGrady can add some bench scoring, that’s probably a good thing.

It’s definitely not McGrady’s first choice, looking to win a championship. But it’s a job. And he gets to go out playing, so that’s something.

We’ll keep you updated if the Pistons ink the dotted line.

  1. markr - Aug 8, 2010 at 4:32 AM

    Nobody cares about aged and/or too injured, lost their “A GAME”, former ball hogging, ex superstars that could never learn that winning basketball is, and always has been a team sport. They also learn that if you slap the hand that feeds you, you will eventually become adrift in the sea of nobody wants your expired talent anymore. For the guys who really don’t need the money, the day of the “final” tour has turned into “grab a minimum contract and sit on the end of the bench tour”. So few can leave the game with the pride and the class of Kareem and Charles, although there are many others.

  2. TY - Aug 8, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    “markr”……you are an idiot!!

  3. Chi-town - Aug 8, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    markr – Mcgrady a ballhog?? Have you ever watched a single game that Mcgrady has played in before making an assumption that the two-time scoring champ is nothing but a ballhog. The ballhog thing only exists in the minds of people that never watched a single game. If you ever watched a game then you would know he is one of the best passing shooting guards in the last 10 years. He creates plays for others just as much as he creates plays for himself. In Orlando and Houston he was a point forward and set up his teammates better than their point guards. That’s what made him so tough to guard is because he was a triple threat.
    To prove he is a passer he is almost averaging 5 assists/game in his career. That average only dipped because of limited playing time in Toronto and then in the last 3 years due to injuries. That career average is more than Kobe by the way. Check NBA.com for evidence. Never mind the stats but if you watch his game closely a lot of times he’d rather pass than shoot. His vision in the half court is up there with the best point guards. He can throw bullet passes, lobs, you name it. His ability to find the open man is one of his greatest strengths.
    Coaches and players in the league all acknowledge that his passing and play-creating abilities is his often very underrated strength only overshadowed by the fact that he was a gifted and unguardable scorer.

  4. whatever - Aug 8, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    T-Mac diehard fans, if T-Mac is so great, why no team wants him?? Does that not tell you something at all?

  5. Chi-town - Aug 8, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Whatever- because he’s past his prime and injury-prone. T-Mac is still trying to prove otherwise.

  6. hello!!?? - Aug 8, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    do you why kobe’s assist average is lower than it should be? it’s because kobe passes the ball which leads to another pass for an open shot. that’s why kobe is better lebron. lebron makes the passes, on the dime if you will, that lead directly to scoring; however, he does not possess an basketball intelligence to see the entire court yet, whereas kobe knows exactly where his teammates are and executes the play that he called during the time-out situation. But as far as Tmac’s ballhogging discrepancy, I totally agree with you. poor guy could have been one of the greatests. He once was a greatest shooter/passer/playmaker. And if you see any of his highlights on youtube, my words will be corroborated fully.
    I must admit Tmac is not as determined and motivated in returning to his old shape as he thinks he is; in fact, he must realize that it is time for him to be humble, rather than without-me-you-will-remain-a-below-.500-team, and prove his self-worth. For this reason, no one wants to sign him.

  7. TO-chiTown - Aug 8, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    I think he had tried to do that with Knickers,
    but what happened?

  8. To helloll - Aug 8, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    T-Quack has NEVER EVER been a shooter! I mean ever.
    If you looked at his shooting percentage (compared to League average, i won’t even mention MJ or Kobe), he disgraced shooter’s name.

  9. StopBS - Aug 8, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    You need a reality-check.
    T-Slack has shot a below average FG even at his prime.

  10. mac-fan - Aug 8, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    T-mac is a sad loser, no one wants him, except his family.

  11. Anonymous - Aug 8, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    tmac is lame….if not now…wait awhile…he will be. he is weak and a whiner…at least he was here in o’town. didnt see alot of change in houston cuz he is always on injured list…..

  12. Anonymous - Aug 8, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    Not many players come back from micro-fracture surgery that’s the reality, like him or not. He used to be a great player in this league.

  13. Idk about this one - Aug 9, 2010 at 4:57 AM

    I like t mac i’ve always been a hugeFan but I’m not sure what need this fills for Detroit I watched every piston game last year considering Im a die hard fan and all I keep saying during this last season is we have toooooooo many guards and not enough bigs. At this point in the offseason I sort of assumed Tay and/or rip would be gone freeing up minutes for bg and the younger guys on the team but we are still jammed at guard and weak up front I’m kind of confused but sort of excited to have a player of t macs prestige on our team but either way we need to move Tay and rip for a couple bigs and than I’ll be okay with the t mac signing. Excuse the bad typing and grmatical errors lol I’m typing on an iPhone

  14. markr - Aug 9, 2010 at 10:09 PM

    Ty,
    The Rockets and Adelman gave tmac all the time in the world for him to recover from his surgery. McGrady asked to be traded when he knew he couldn’t be the center of the universe on the court. He would not try to fit in to a system that all the other players love. It’s like he was getting advised by Iverson.

  15. tmac fan - Aug 10, 2010 at 3:43 AM

    The reason no one would sign him is because tmac cant stay healthy. Everyone knows he has talent even kobe admits it,,, if tmac would of stayed 100% healty he could of been the best player in nba history because he simply has everything, the lenght, the shot, the range, passing, dribbling, he is a very gifted player and he is the only one to toss the ball off the backboard in a real game get it and dunk it!! He is the most talented player in nba history and my favorite of all time idk what critics say.

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