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Clippers thinking McGrady

Posted on: July 15, 2010 10:21 am
Edited on: July 15, 2010 10:29 am
Posted by Matt Moore

The Clippers are considered one of the most woe-begotten teams in the NBA. So naturally, they're pulled towards one of the most woe-begotten players in the NBA.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Clippers are taking a good long look at Tracy McGrady, the former Rocket All-Star wing who finished play with the Knicks last season. McGrady, 31, is said to have piqued the interest of LA officials who are in need of a scoring swingman with Travis Outlaw departing for New Jersey.

McGrady showed flashes with the Knicks that he had a heartbeat, but also flat-lined after any sort of extended minutes adventure. Physically, there' just not much left there after more surgeries than Robocop. But the Clippers are willing to take a chance on him, because he provides an affordable (read: cheap) alternative that brings name value. It's not a solution to their problems, but really, what is?

McGrady is also interested in signing with the Heat, and the Bulls have considered adding McGrady as well.


Since: Apr 12, 2010
Posted on: July 15, 2010 10:25 pm

Clippers thinking McGrady

McGradys not that good anymore. I dont think even he could fool himself into thinking that he could be a "challenge" to Miami no matter what team he signs with. Trust me, if you were a 31 year old on the verge of becoming a journeyman the possibility of winning a ring with Miami would be pretty tempting.

Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: July 15, 2010 7:22 pm

Clippers thinking McGrady

That's your intepretation.

He's not a coward for leaving, I agree with his decision.
I'm not calling him a coward for getting on a better team, but he's definitely trying to take the easy route as oppose to stepping up to challenges.  Him not being surrounded with enough talent is bull. Because when they we're winning their division everyone stating their the best team in the NBA and management did a good job of surrounding him with the right players. When Cleveland lost all of sudden he didn't have enough talent.

You can bet MJ wouldn't have been follow other players to get a championship.  If anything players would be following him. KG is not trying to compare himself to MJ he has have never worn 23.

Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2010 6:09 pm

Clippers thinking McGrady

Cowardly to admit you can't do it by yourselves? Kobe hasn't won a ring by himself. What did he win after Shaq left? Nothing until 2007 when he finally got a respectable supporting cast.
 Using that argument, you're calling KG a coward because he went to the Celtics after wasting his talent on the lowly T-Wolves. C'mon, that's just ridiculous. God forbid a team has someone else to lean on in case one player has a bad day. Oh wait...every championship team has that...
I mean with that logic, the nations of the world were cowards when they ganged up and fought Hitler's Third Riech. I mean, what were they thinking "teaming up"? Yellow, bellied cowards. Haha... riiiiight.

Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: July 15, 2010 5:21 pm

Clippers thinking McGrady

Be serious McGrady you're coming off of inuries and a couple of surgeries so the last team you want go to is the Clippers.

Learn from Blake Griffin, Danny Manning, Ron Harper, Shaun Livingston.  McGrady you're fragile go to the Bulls, Lakers, Miami and wait for the playoffs.

Winning a championship in Miami will not do anything for any of those player careers.   It'll just make a statement that we couldn't be Kobe by ourselves so we all came together to gang up on him. Sounds so cowardly like there's safety in numbers.

Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2010 4:57 pm

Clippers thinking McGrady

T-Mac? The Clippers? Nah, it would make too much sense. That fool's taking his talents to South Beach Tongue out

Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2010 4:38 pm

LeBron was trying to learn from McGrady story...

First, I'm a HUGE McGrady fan... not too long ago, McGrady and Kobe were viewed as clear cut peers in young greatness... some even believed McGrady was better (remember the passes off the backboard to himself for a dunk in real games?)...

Only he gave his blood, sweat, tears, and youth to the Magic, who never really assembled a strong team around him. Once the mileage began to show, the Magic traded him to the Rockets who did their best to use him up as much as possible to get the never-healthy-Yao a ring.  When Tracy gave all hios knees had, he gets traded to the Knicks, and is now considering pennies with either the Clips or the Heat... HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?

I think Lebron realized that the only difference between Tracy and Kobe are rings and the health of knees/backs... why burn yourself out carrying the load every night?  Why not extend your career and put yourself in a better position to win over time?

I'm guessing we all forget how great Tracy was in a few years... just like we've forgotten how dominant Grant Hill was in his prime.

Best of luck Tracy!

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2010 3:45 pm

Clippers thinking McGrady

I've been waiting for the announcement that T-Mac's going to the Heat. That would seem to be the most sensible destination.

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 15, 2010 12:55 pm

Clippers thinking McGrady

Word - But Robocop was the MAN (errr, Robot). It's unfortunate for McGrady, but he had some serious upside and potential that was never fully realized due to injuries. Then again, after all of Grant Hill's injuries and surgeries he's proving that he can still be a valuable asset.

Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2010 12:09 pm

Clippers thinking McGrady

He would be a perfect fit for the Clippers since he will have no problem joining their annual injured reserved list and missing most of the season.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2010 11:13 am

Clippers thinking McGrady

McGrady is also interested in signing with the Heat ??  very weak in my opinion.  Jump on the bandwagon.  Instead of saying "I don't care who's playing in Miami, or who's on there roster, I want that challenge !"  McGrady's broke.

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