McGrady Signs 1 Year Deal Per The DetNews

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  1. Brap

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    Re: WHAT??? MCGRADY TO DETROIT?

    Maybe this will force the league to get rid of the star treatment bull we've had to watch.
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    Re: WHAT??? MCGRADY TO DETROIT?

    According to Brian Windhorst (A Cleveland Cavaliers "insider") via Twitter: "Cavs recently worked out Tracy McGrady, sources say. Just a look, he's not likely to be offered a contract"

    Of course, I don't follow this character. It was re-tweeted by Marc Stein, a man of ESPN.
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    Re: WHAT??? MCGRADY TO DETROIT?

    so you're saying you are more classy than Mark Stein?
    I mean, I agree...just making sure I read you right.
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    Well It is done. Let the Trades begin. Tay and/or Rip is gone.
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    ...I want to go on record to say that I don't care for Tracy McGrady.

    I'll try and set aside my personal bias toward this jackass when I submit posts that include him as subject matter this season.
    I can't promise anything.

    Have a nice day everyone.
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    You would like him more if he wore an eye patch.
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    He's a quality guy off the court from everything I've heard.

    One of my generations most electric players. One of the greatest playoff scorers of all time despite never getting out of the 1st Round. I'd love for him to resurrect his career. Just an amazing natural talent. But not here at this point. The Pistons have made the decision to remain mediocre for another season, for whatever outside reasons. I still have my small hopes for this team for this season but excited I am not. Nothing like hanging in the mid-late lotto for a couple of years. Maybe I'm wrong, I hope so. We may very well be terrible with him, which I'd actually prefer as terrible as that sounds. Or maybe a trade happens. Maybe Daye isn't worth the minutes (which would be disappointing T-Mac or not). Who knows. It's at least a semi-interesting wrinkle for the team.

    Ladies and Gentleman, your INDIANA PACERS! Minus Danny Granger!
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    whatever makes Karen happy, whatever...
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    Here's how this will play out:

    • Arnie injects T-Mac with magic mamba juice.
    • T-Mac pulls off a McDyess.
    • Rip is traded by trade deadline; T-Mac slides into the starting lineup.
    • We make the playoffs as the 8th seed.
    • T-Mac can't be contained and goes off for 42 points in the deciding game and he finally gets out of the first round as the Pistons knock off Miami Heat in the first round.
    • Detroit loses to Boston in the ECF.
    • T-Mac becomes a FA and signs a huge contract with Orlando.
    • Orlando trades for Grant Hill.
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    I take it they have tested T-Mac physically...and he can his leg pretty high up on the wall, so he should be OK.
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    Wait for this on espn.com:

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    Source: Tracy McGrady agrees with Pistons on one-year contract - ESPN

    It looks like it's official now.

    IMO, this is a no-brainer very smart move. This gives the Pistons a SG/SF veteran two years off of microfracture surgery, which is an injury that takes two years to fully recover from. When healthy he's a dominant scorer in this league.

    Now, pretty obviously, the trade watch for Rip and/or Tay goes into full effect. The roster is incredibly gummed up, UNLESS the team starts playing a racehorse BB style - something we ought to be very well suited to with two super fast penetrating point guards and with the depth of this current roster. The problem with that is that our two veteran holdovers, Rip and Tay have resisted playing fast racehorse BB whenever they've been in the lineup. I don't think they fit that style.

    Assuming we don't drastically increase the pace of our game, the guy who McGrady most affects on our current roster is Rip - because if McGrady is playing then Rip will get a lot fewer touches. But he also effects the PT of guys we want to see playing and developing. On the other hand, a healthy McGrady makes us a much better team.

    In a halfcourt game, McGrady makes us a much bigger . If he's playing SG with Stuckey at PG, we've got one of the biggest most physical guard pairings in the game. McGrady will also open the court for any of the 4 guys playing with him. In a lineup with Monroe and Daye, McGrady could even play PG with Gordon in the lineup. The floor would be spaced like crazy, and frankly, I could see Rip doing beautifully in that "small ball" lineup.

    But I think that the move frees up the team to trade Rip or Tay. Now Joe might be much more willing to take back future cap space or draft picks. He might be more willing to not need what he used to perceive as full value back in return if we can trade for a quality big man who can just be a rotation guy for a few years and just pound the boards and protect the rim.
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    C'mon, this guy is immensely popular in China. How can all those Chinese people be wrong?

    I'd really like to hope that the trading of Rip or Tay doesn't hinge on McGrady playing well.

    It should be no problem getting a franchise big now. The only problem will be deciding which one to take from the contenders.

    This is a HUGE signing that hopefully will shut up the Dumards haters once and for all.

    When will his jersey be available?
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    Exactly how many swingmen did this team need to have to "free" up the team to move Rip or Tay? 8?
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    By the way, McGrady now gets to work with Arnie Kandor. If Arnie does for him what he did for McDyess, that could really be exceptional.
  20. Brap

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    LOL - either that or one veteran like McGrady. I can see how the Pistons would be reluctant to trade Tay with "only" our 3 rookies from last season playing behind him.

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