NBA Free Agency: Tracy McGrady, Detroit Pistons Try To Reclaim Spotlight

August 12th, 2010 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
When it was announced that Tracy McGrady would be joining the Detroit Pistons on a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum salary, it brought to a close a long and winding odyssey that saw McGrady, a two-time NBA scoring champion and seven-time All-Star, holding private workouts for teams around the league, most notably the Los Angeles Clippers and the Chicago Bulls.

It also confirmed what seems to be another trend of this most remarkable summer in NBA history.

No, not bona fide All-Stars switching jerseys and shifting the balance of power in the NBA, though that in itself is enough of a storyline to carry basketball through until the season tips off.

Rather, T-Mac's arrival in Detroit is yet another example of an NBA superstar, a stalwart of the first Post-Jordan generation, struggling to find a willing suitor now that he is undoubtedly past his prime. 

This rather exclusive club includes, among others, Shaquille O'Neal, who just this week made official his stewardship of the elderly Boston Celtics; and Allen Iverson, who has become something of an anathema to NBA franchises over the past year or so.

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