Tracy McGrady No Longer T-Mac, but Can He Still Play?

March 1st, 2010 by Erick Blasco Leave a reply »
While Tracy McGrady carries around a prime-time name, and glimpses of a prime-time game, there’s no doubting the fact that New York’s acquisition of McGrady was strictly for salary cap purposes.

Still, after nearly a season and a half on the pine, there’s the question of what McGrady can bring to the table, both this year with the Knicks, but more importantly, next year with his future employer.

Plus, should McGrady be able to demonstrate a full return to his pre-microfracture form, the Knicks will have the first crack and negotiating to potentially resign McGrady this offseason.

Let’s use McGrady’s performance against the Wizards to see exactly where McGrady is right now.

Tracy McGrady: 25 Min, 8-17 FG, 0-1 3FG, 7-9 FT, 3 REB, 3 AST, 0 TO, 0 STL, 1 BLK, 23 PTS.


McGrady generally operated with high screen/rolls or on wing isolations. These comprised 12 of his total shot attempts.

An iso drive along the right baseline earned him a layup plus a free throw. McGrady had to contort his body to protect himself in the air. Some tougher players don’t alter their body ...

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