Where do you all see him landing, where do you think is the best fit for him?
IMO, I'd think he'd fit in well with Chicago, Orlando or Utah
i dont think utah would be to bad honestly. deron williams needs a scorer. i kno tmac can be ball dominant alot of the time but i mean its sumthing they need. cleveland could also take a stab at mcgrady
He should go to Phx, only because Steve Nash and Grant Hill have held up really well there despite age and previous injuries. If anyone remembers, Nash has had back problems for awhile and we all know the story of Grant's ankles. Besides I am sure he can still drill open shots which he could see plenty of there.
His body is broken down from injuries. His only viable option is retiring.
Bulls and what about the Clippers they could use a SF
The Kings have some cap room as well.
Go to Phoneix if he wants to revive his career (best trainer in the NBA and the fountain of youth)
Go to Lakers or Heat if he wants to win a champion
Go to Nets if he wants to make money (just looking at how much money the Nets have been throwing out and in desperate mode to get talent, I am pretty sure a 1 to 2 year deal on a lot of money may not be out of question)
The above suggestions are only application if he's being offered.
When he went to attack athletics last year they fixed his "broken down" body. Physically he was fine last year with the Knicks he was just severly out of game shape and his conditioning wasn't there.
Pheonix certainly would be a good choice since they (Grant Hill said it) have the best medical staff there, so he could continue to play there for a couple of years. Just like Hill.
But McGrady has to know that allmost everywhere he goes, he has to take on a reduced role to what he's used to.
Chicago is the best fit for him. He doesnt have to be that 30ppg scorer anymore and playing off of two great players in derrick rose and carlos boozer i think T-Mac would have a lot of open shots and in my opinion after watching him play alot in new york i still think he can get to the basket. DEFINITELY not the way he used to like when he was in orlando and houston but he can still cause a defense to collapse on him. He would be a solid 3rd option at this point in his career for the Bulls
Anywhere that can get him out of the 1st round would help.
I think T-Mac Knows That He Gets a Reduced Role Where He Goes and Wont Be The Superstar He Once Was
But If You Watched Tracy McGrady In New York, He Still One of The Best Passers In The Game
He Has High Basketball IQ and Can Still Shoot The Ball
Anywhere He Goes, i Still Expect him To Start
and Get Anywhere from 15-20 ppg 3-6rpg 4-7apg in full minutes if he recovers well and gets back to game shape
This may sound absurd, but consider this, you guys remember when Ron Harper played PG for Phil Jackson's championship teams? Well I think with Derrick Fisher possibly not coming back, perhaps they can have T-Mac run the PG. In the triangle offense, the PG does not necessarily have to be a playmaker or help others get their shots, I think T-Mac could fill that "Triangle Offense PG" role. If he really wants to win a ring, he should consider going to the Lakers, even if it means signing for a lower amount.
mess.eee interesting idea but i can not see Fisher not coming back
I hope he can come to the lakers esoecially if fisher leaves but i dont see that happening and dont yall remember the good ol mcgrady who dunk on anybody who ever touch a basketball.
Yeah, I think the Lakers need to make some noise in this free agency period, and T-Mac would be a good addition. I highly doubt he'd play PG or something, but he could be a dependable scorer coming off the bench when Kobe is resting. Also, he is an above average passer for the SF position which is important in the triangle offense. The Lakers haven't truly had an explosive scorer coming off the bench in awhile.
this is crazy but what about cleveland for a 2 yr deal because then after 2 years his deal will be up, Jamisons and Mo Williams
tmac was my fav player its sad seeing players decline
I wouldn't complain if the knicks sign him to a 1 yr deal, maybe if he stays healthy he could do some damage in D'antoni's open offense. Besides that I think, Phx,Chi,& Orl wouldnt be bad spots for him to play.
I Can See Him playing PG For The Lakers.
And It Really Seems Like He Likes going To The Lakers
The 3 Teams i Hear the most about him going to is
the Lakers,Bulls and knicks
I'd like to see the Knicks re-sign him. I think he would be available for the veteran's minimum. If he's good enough, he could start at the 2, where we really could still use some help. If not, 'Buike or Chandler could start there and McGrady could help out at the 2 and 3. His minutes could be catered to his conditioning, because whenever he's on the court and rested, he's helpful. He won't be a liability as long as he's got the right attitude. I think he showed last year that he does.
Ideal would be 2 or 3 year deal at the vet's minimum, with a team option for years 2 and 3.
I'd really like to see us sign both McGrady and the Earl of Barron. I think we could get Barron for less than $3 million, which should be about what we have left. That would give us a full team. Marcus Landry might also be a good addition as a 15th player if we don't sign one of them.
If we sign Barron, who will start at Center? I wouldn't mind seeing Barron or Turiaf start so Randolph could come off the bench until he gets his game a bit more settled. Plus he'd be great energy off the bench, and we'd have a shot-blocking defensive-minded center on the court most of the time.
Sorry about mixing subjects, but I really don't know how to start a new thread where people can see it. I'm not a frequent poster, and I'm not really sure how to go about it. I read what's here a lot and I love seeing what you guys say, but I usually don't have time to chip in with anything of my own.
Lakers don't need Tmac's passing they have Luke Walton who's a decent passer.
Maybe they could use his scoring but he probably goes to a team where he plays some more and maybe starts.
"What I've got to prove is that I can be on the basketball court and contribute the way I can to a team that really needs me to play in a role," he said. "At this stage of my career, no, I'm not going to give you 25, 30 points the way I did. But I can play point guard at 6-8 for a team; I can still give you 15 minutes to help a team win. I can be a distributor and create mismatch problems. I still can do that.
"I don't want to carry the load. At this stage, my body can't do that any more, but I still can play."