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It’s come to this: McGrady “might” work out for Bobcats

Sep 4, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

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There was a time when Tracy McGrady was one of those players you stopped flipping channels to watch, he was that special, that entertaining. Injuries robbed us (and the Rockets) of that McGrady.

He’s still a serviceable guard just trying to find a spot in the league. Any spot, apparently. There is this tweet from Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer:

I hear Tracy McGrady might work out with the #Bobcats some, similar to how Josh Howard did. All informal and exploratory.

The Bobcats might be willing to take a so strings attached look at McGrady. That’s where we are at.

Michael Kidd-Gillchrist should get the bulk of minutes at the wing and Jeff Taylor will get some, but McGrady could be a veteran mentor and backup.

I suspect some team will pick him up on a one-year minimum deal around the start of camp, or once they get to camp and there is an injury. He’ll play in the league for another year.

  1. lakerluver - Sep 4, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    I hate when injuries cheat us fans out of watching greatness. Hang it up, T-Mac.

  2. fanz928 - Sep 4, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    He still better than a handful of players in the NBA

    • phaden27 - Sep 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM

      And that handful resides in Charlotte.

    • money2long - Sep 4, 2012 at 9:36 PM

      tmac is a team player too. even when he was an elite scorer, i remember hearing an interview of his of when jeff van gundy, his coach at the time, got mad at him because he was passing the ball too much. a guy like this, should find a job. i wonder if the keuster-detroit pistons days have anything to do with this, because he should be on a roster. even if he is washed up..he can still contribute better than a handful of guys. he has to be better than the majority of teams’ 12th man, right ??

  3. indianaviking - Sep 4, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    What’s a “so strings attached look”?

  4. dysraw1 - Sep 4, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    its rough all over when a man with his credentials can’t find work, hell hes only 32 hope he catches on some where still has a higher b-ball IQ. than most 2s.

    • badintent - Sep 5, 2012 at 12:05 AM

      He’s a real old 32 , started at 18 , so much wear and tear. He need the Kobe blood treatment in Germany. A few EPOs from time to time, and he can throw 12 minutes a game. Plus , he broke, so he needs the $$$, what else ??

      • money2long - Sep 6, 2012 at 8:29 AM

        u know what’s funny? i could be very wrong, but i think he was the first person to get the treatment. kobe made it famous because he came back after it and nearly led the league in scoring and was killing summer leagues that year.

  5. dls612 - Sep 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    It’s like taking a wounded horse out to p

  6. bougin89 - Sep 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    6’8 athletic, long and could really do it all. Tough to see it come to this.

  7. raidmagic - Sep 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Always liked that guy.

  8. rocketsbb - Sep 4, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    I miss the times when mcgrady was arguably the best player in the league, but those damn injuries screwed him over.

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