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Thursday And-1 links: McGrady thinks he’s a Hall of Famer

Mar 15, 2012, 12:18 PM EDT

Tracy McGrady Getty Images

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Do you think Tracy McGrady is a Hall of Famer? McGrady thinks he is.

Memphis is going to work out Gilbert Arenas and will consider signing him.

Jason Terry is a free agent after the season and said that he is basically on one long job interview every game.

Good story at SI about Antoine Walker in the D-League and how his life has changed.

The Nets have had some talks with the Bulls about C.J. Watson.

The Clippers have talked to the Wizards about Nick Young, that that deal appears very unlikely.

Dorell Wright wants you to know that he never asked to be traded. So stop saying that.

Dwyane Wade’s father got ejected from the United Center Wednesday night.

Derrick Rose says he doesn’t want to have a say in Bulls personnel decisions.

Warriors co-owner Peter Guber has joined the bid that includes Magic Johnson in an effort to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. They are considered one of the front runners.

Got to love Kenyon Martin’s reaction to a Reggie Evans and-1.

And to get away from the trade lunacy for a minute, here is Ricky Rubio riding a scooter.

  1. cured76 - Mar 15, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    All McGrady did was bring up his stats. He never got out of the first round. He’s never done squat in the playoffs. Score 28 a game in the post-season? That’s great. Did he ever get to the second round during his 7 year All Star selection streak? Nope. Never got out ONCE. Second Round Virgin.

  2. storebrandcookies - Mar 15, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Vince Carter has a better chance to make the HOF than McGrady does.

  3. alexb64 - Mar 15, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    He’s not, but he could have been. Playoff results aside (which I always hate having a single player judged for, those were pitiful Orlando teams he played for that wouldn’t have even sniffed a playoff spot without him) at one time McGrady was arguably neck & neck with Kobe. His injuries killed his career though, the drop off was too significant before & after to argue.

  4. brianjoates - Mar 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    If there were a Hall of Fame for direct HS to NBA for sure McGrady would be in that, but as far as being a Pro Basketball Hall of Famer, he just doesn’t make the cut, but he can sit on his piles of cash when done playing thinking about what could have been if he stayed in Toronto.

  5. zblott - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    The funny thing is that McGrady has way more of a case to make the HOF than Reggie Miller, yet everyone thinks Reggie is a shoe-in and McGrady has no chance.

    Career stats: 22-6-5 (TM) vs 18-3-3 (RM)
    All Star Games: 7 vs 5
    All-NBA teams: 2-3-2 (1st, 2nd, 3rd) vs 0-0-3
    MVP votes: between 4th and 8th 6x vs 13th and 16th (that’s it)
    Playoff averages: 29-7-6 vs 21-3-2

    Reggie’s teams certainly had more post-season success, but TMac was blessed with teammates who were always injured (Grant Hill, Yao Ming). I’m not saying TMac should be in (everyone’s right on this one), but how can someone then turn around and say Reggie’s career was more HOF-worthy?

    • zblott - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:22 PM

      And I don’t want to leave out their top-10 finishes in major stats:

      TMac finished in top-10 scoring 6 times (including 1st twice) plus 7th in steals one year
      Reggie finished 8th in scoring once

    • zblott - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:24 PM

      Woops, looked at TMac’s p36 stats by accident. His career stats are actually 20-6-5

    • genericcommenter - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM

      I pointed out how overrated Reggie Miller was when everyone here was whining when he wasn’t a first ballot HOFer. I included examples of several players with better stats who weren’t even considered borderline Hall of Fame possibilities. People here didn’t take too kindly to stats at the time. Maybe they’ve evolved.

  6. loungefly74 - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    T-MAC is an earlier version of Melo…a ball-stopper. W-L records show his teams were better off WITHOUT him. that has to say something. I’m not arguing his individual stats, they are impressive but like Starbury, Stevie Franchise, etc…he didn’t help the team…you would think he did with his career stats but NO.

    • tomtravis76 - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:03 PM

      Regurgitation…I heard that CWebb interview aswell in regards to Melo, the old Pete Carril description of a “ball-stopper”.

      • loungefly74 - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM

        yeah…several people have said it…i’m applying that tag to T-Mac

  7. bigwinintx - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Is there a hall of fame for quitters?

    If there is, he’s a first ballot shoo in!

  8. losangelasbasketball - Mar 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    t-mac will be a hall of famer… but his lazy eye won’t be…

  9. glink123 - Mar 15, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    I hated this underachieving fool. Selfish, no Defense, shoot first. He’s the type of player who celebrates a dunk even though his team is down by 30.

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