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Tracy McGrady on 15-minute time limit. Was he playing more than that anyway?

Oct 27, 2010, 12:08 PM EDT

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Tracy McGrady has had a couple of knee surgeries and played a limited amount of basketball in the last few years. It looked it in the preseason — he played in one of the team’s eight games, and just eight minutes in that. He missed practices due to “tired legs.”

So it shouldn’t be a shock that the Pistons put McGrady on a 15-minute time limit against the Nets Wednesday, as tweeted by Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News.

The question really is: Was he going to play that much anyway?

Hard to see how or why. The Pistons have plenty of wing players who can do that job better, why rob Tayshaun Prince, Rip Hamilton or even Ben Gordon of minutes to play McGrady? At least while the game is in doubt.

Anyway the limit is there. Thought you should know.

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