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Gators123
08-07-2010, 09:23 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-mcgradypistons081010


Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady(notes) has reached agreement on a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Detroit Pistons, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

After impressing Pistons president Joe Dumars, coach John Kuester and the Detroit training staff in a workout late last week, the Pistons became more serious about signing the free-agent forward.
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After internal discussions over the weekend, and conversations on Monday with agent Arn Tellem, the Pistons and McGrady came to terms on what team officials believe is a low-risk, high-reward proposition: McGrady, 31, a full year removed from micro-fracture surgery on his left knee, will play for the NBA’s veteran’s minimum. After saying all the wrong things and turning off the Chicago Bulls, McGrady sold the Pistons on his willingness to play whatever role asked of him off the Detroit bench, sources said.

The Pistons plan to use McGrady as part of their rotation of wing players that includes Richard Hamilton(notes), Ben Gordon(notes), Austin Daye(notes) and Charlie Villanueva(notes). McGrady is determined to prove he can still be a good NBA player, even if his days as a two-time first-team All-NBA star and a two-time scoring champion are over.

McGrady had private workouts with the Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers in recent weeks, but both teams passed on signing him. After a turbulent five-plus seasons with the Houston Rockets, he was traded in a three-way deal with the Sacramento Kings to the New York Knicks and averaged 9.4 points in 24 games. His knee showed an inability to withstand the pounding of consistent minutes, but further rehab over the spring and summer has strengthened it, sources said.

VinceCarter
08-07-2010, 09:25 PM
Jealous.

Gators123
08-07-2010, 09:27 PM
This must mean Rip or Prince are gone?

Raidaz4Life
08-07-2010, 09:29 PM
lol how far Tracy Mcgrady has fallen....

Bucsfan
08-07-2010, 09:32 PM
well doesnt look like the pistons would go past the first round....probably wont even make the playoffs

zambo4president
08-07-2010, 09:35 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Oh god I love it for every reason. He only got the minimum. He isn't a Bull. He is a Piston.

Jewelz0376
08-07-2010, 09:37 PM
Man Detroit?? :facepalm:

Tmacs best bet is to show he can still be a good player in this league and stay healthy and then try to sign with a contender the next season...Maybe go back to NYC and play with Melo and Amare???

cheetos185
08-07-2010, 09:38 PM
wow guess the lakers miami orlando didn't want him

iggypop123
08-07-2010, 09:41 PM
went to the team that beat his closest chance to get to the second round. he must really want to prove himself that team is horrific and detroit isnt a fun city to live in right now

Steelers23_06
08-07-2010, 09:43 PM
i hope this isnt real i would wake up every morning just hoping to see if tmac went to a contender. i hope he doesnt stay or gets a mid season trade or something. hopefully he just wants to get a starting spot to prove "man i still got this" and then goto a contender but say it aint so tmac say it aint so

jimbobjarree
08-07-2010, 09:46 PM
I guess this is a ear for McGrady to work hard and get a decent contract next season.

Pistons are becoming abit of a grave yard for wings nowadays

Giants-49ers-Ws
08-07-2010, 09:46 PM
wish the warriors would've signed him..oh well...if this means we could acquire tayshaun prince i'd be ecstatic

Bulls_fan90
08-07-2010, 09:54 PM
It's not a done deal yet http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/08/07/pistons-may-sign-tracy-mcgrady/

ragee
08-07-2010, 09:59 PM
Wow, veteran's minimum? He should have signed with a contending team instead...

nacdaddy
08-07-2010, 10:00 PM
haha. the vet min. hahahaha

Mplsman
08-07-2010, 10:01 PM
Man Tmac a minimum contract guy. :laugh2:

dhopisthename
08-07-2010, 10:01 PM
if he does this then it proves that playing time is more important than winning

Trouble87
08-07-2010, 10:01 PM
LOL

contenders aint need him so he goes the AI route

lets see if he tries to go back to Orlando after this

HeaTxRipZz
08-07-2010, 10:04 PM
Seems like he set himself up to get alot of PT and prove himself before the deadline

Storch
08-07-2010, 10:04 PM
haha. the vet min. hahahaha

That sig is hilarious

jimm120
08-07-2010, 10:05 PM
It seems he was instead looking for minutes instead of money (now) and contenders.

He wasn't interested in joining a possible contender to only play 15 minutes and get few shots.

He wasn't interested in joining a team that payed him a lot of money (well, he was but no one gave him the money).

He was interested in joining a team that allowed him to play a lot of minutes and be the #1 or #2 option.

This was obviously done to get good stats and get a good contract next year. He's doing things that will further give him more money, not chasing glory or winning.

DeyAce
08-07-2010, 10:09 PM
He needs to go back to toronto

MaHaRaJaH
08-07-2010, 10:14 PM
He needs to go back to toronto

I doubt he wants to

DCSportsIsPain
08-07-2010, 10:16 PM
Tracy McGrady-G/F-Knicks Aug. 7 - 9:54 pm et

Pistons GM Joe Dumars has confirmed the team is discussing signing Tracy McGrady to a one-year deal.
"We have not signed Tracy McGrady, discussing it, definitely haven't signed," wrote Dumars. DraftExpress.com had reported it as a done deal, and there is reason to think that T-Mac (whose suitors have dropped off one by one) would be willing to accept the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million. But what this means for Rip Hamilton is anyone's guess.
Source: Dave Pemberton via Twitter

pistonsfanomg
08-07-2010, 10:16 PM
well doesnt look like the pistons would go past the first round....probably wont even make the playoffs

lol

GuySir
08-07-2010, 10:16 PM
What minutes? Pistons were already overloaded at SG/SF. Hamilton, Gordon, Prince, Jerebko, Summers, Villanueva (if u consider him a SF and not a PF), Daye, and now McGrady?

Kobe5RingKing
08-07-2010, 10:17 PM
"We have not signed Tracy McGrady, discussing it, definitely haven't signed," wrote Dumars. DraftExpress.com had reported it as a done deal, and there is reason to think that T-Mac (whose suitors have dropped off one by one) would be willing to accept the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million. But what this means for Rip Hamilton is anyone's guess


http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/38610194/ns/sports-player_news/

pistonsfanomg
08-07-2010, 10:22 PM
With Chicago's signing of Keith Bogans, McGrady is pretty much out for the Bulls and Joe is rumored to be working on a trade of Maxiell and Summers to New York to clear some cap to offer McGrady the two-year deal he is seeking (assuming he doesn't get a better offer from the Clippers). I mean, if he can stay healthy it's worth the risk, but if not at least Joe tried something.

topdog
08-07-2010, 10:27 PM
Figures - another offensive-minded player, allergic to defense.

Sorry Pistons fans but play some gotdamn defense!

pistonsfanomg
08-07-2010, 10:28 PM
Figures - another offensive-minded player, allergic to defense.

Sorry Pistons fans but play some gotdamn defense!

We miss those days bro

We really do :cry:

Laker Legend42
08-07-2010, 10:30 PM
Jealous.

Love your sig. That dude with his mini giraffe kills me.

still1ballin
08-07-2010, 10:30 PM
Didn't see that coming

Celtic AL
08-07-2010, 10:31 PM
wow who saw this coming

NBA-GMaster
08-07-2010, 10:35 PM
With Hamilton, Prince and Gordon.. Hmm??It doesnt make any sense.. Here's an advice sign to a contender team and accept bench role..

dbroncos78087
08-07-2010, 10:36 PM
As DCSports posted, there is nothing official yet so i am changing the title.

Gators123
08-07-2010, 10:37 PM
As DCSports posted, there is nothing official yet so i am changing the title.

Thanks

Celtic AL
08-07-2010, 10:46 PM
i have a feeling hes going to have a come back year

show34
08-07-2010, 10:46 PM
if he signed with the pistons good for my boy i hope he still has his skills about him good luck tracy i remember when detroit was trying to trade for tracy a while back so that means lakers need to go and get ALLEN IVERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE NEED THE EXTRA SCORING OFF THE BENCH

GonRoo
08-07-2010, 10:59 PM
With Chicago's signing of Keith Bogans, McGrady is pretty much out for the Bulls and Joe is rumored to be working on a trade of Maxiell and Summers to New York to clear some cap to offer McGrady the two-year deal he is seeking (assuming he doesn't get a better offer from the Clippers). I mean, if he can stay healthy it's worth the risk, but if not at least Joe tried something.

This would be nice, we get Maxiell off the books.. i also think that would mean we will keep Tayshaun, then offer Melo the max next yr.

GonRoo
08-07-2010, 11:01 PM
I also think that Tmac will have a much much better year. with enough PT. he will avg 20.

Hangtime
08-07-2010, 11:05 PM
Mcgrady needs to accept a role off the bench where ever he goes. His knee will never allow him to be the explosive player he once was. As soon as he come to grips with that will he even be relevant.

Ray_R
08-07-2010, 11:14 PM
Cool

spreadeagle
08-07-2010, 11:16 PM
good move for them:clap:

Gators123
08-07-2010, 11:16 PM
"We're checking it out," Dumars said via text message. "We're discussing it over the weekend."

http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2010/08/joe_dumars_pistons_are_discuss.html

5ass
08-07-2010, 11:27 PM
am i the only one that wants to see T-mac sign with Detroit (or any other non-playoff team) get decent playing time (about 30mpg) and put up 15-20 ppg, and prove to every1 that he still got it? :hide:
so he's accepting the vet. minimum i dont see what the big deal is.. this guy has more many than him, his kids and his grandkids will ever need
you have to respect the guy for taking such a small contract (as far as NBA players' contracts go) to try and prove he can still play

spreadeagle
08-07-2010, 11:43 PM
am i the only one that wants to see T-mac sign with Detroit (or any other non-playoff team) get decent playing time (about 30mpg) and put up 15-20 ppg, and prove to every1 that he still got it? :hide:
so he's accepting the vet. minimum i dont see what the big deal is.. this guy has more many than him, his kids and his grandkids will ever need
you have to respect the guy for taking such a small contract (as far as NBA players' contracts go) to try and prove he can still play

I look at it as him signing to the only team that will pay him anything...He may help em get in the playoffs so salute

JordansBulls
08-07-2010, 11:48 PM
So detroit spends 11 million a year on Ben Gordon while they still have Rip and Tay and now they are getting Mcgrady???

Gators123
08-07-2010, 11:50 PM
So detroit spends 11 million a year on Ben Gordon while they still have Rip and Tay and now they are getting Mcgrady???

Maybe that means Dumars has a deal in place for Rip or Prince.

DCSportsIsPain
08-07-2010, 11:51 PM
So detroit spends 11 million a year on Ben Gordon while they still have Rip and Tay and now they are getting Mcgrady???

It would stand to reason one or both are being moved if Detroit signs T-Mac.

Focused1
08-07-2010, 11:53 PM
He might as well come back and play in Toronto for free since no 1 wants him. lol smh

Bucsfan
08-07-2010, 11:53 PM
possibly....mcgrady foe the vetvmin tho?

prince for ak?

todu82
08-08-2010, 12:49 AM
Not sure TMac is the kind of player I want on Detroit, Mcgrady would be good on a contending team but on a team that's in Detroit's situation he won't fare well.

fadedmario
08-08-2010, 01:07 AM
Hopefully its true and he stays healthy.

theprince
08-08-2010, 01:36 AM
If the Pistons wind up signing T-Mac then you would have to think that Joe D has a plan in place to move Rip. The less likey scenario is McGrady will play as an undersized 3 and Prince is on the way out. Either way the potential signing of McGrady will be the beginning of a series of moves rather than the endgame.

As for T-Mac himself he will never be the player he once was but he still can be solid. The biggest knock on him (and the reason he won't be wearing a Bulls uniform) is his attitude. He still considers himself a starter in this league when recent history suggests otherwise. Like Iverson, this type of thinking can be a cancer in the locker room and has the potential to completely derail a team. As a contender to the Central Division crown the Bulls didn't want to risk it, however the Pistons are at a point where that risk is significantly smaller than the reward that could be brought to the team.

If the T-Mac signing is a precursor to moving Rip's contract and/or getting a defensive minded centre and/or receiving cap relief (from someone like Sac-town who are screaming out for a legit shooting guard) then I'm all for it.

MTar786
08-08-2010, 10:51 AM
man, why cant the lakers just take a chance on this guy for the vet min. if he sucks just cut him. if he doesnt.. then the upside is HUGE.. its a no brainer in my eyes. its not like he screws up the locker room or has a bad rep. him and kobe are close too. he can be our new mitch richmond from back in 01 lol

fadedmario
08-08-2010, 11:05 AM
It sounds like Joe D is going to give him a chance to start

fadedmario
08-08-2010, 11:08 AM
There's a Vince for Rip rumor going around Detroit right now too. I guess Joe D is trying to pair up T-Mac and Vince Carter.

MTar786
08-08-2010, 11:11 AM
There's a Vince for Rip rumor going around Detroit right now too. I guess Joe D is trying to pair up T-Mac and Vince Carter.

that would be a good trade for orlando

BrotherRedz
08-08-2010, 11:11 AM
What is this ... Timberwolves 2.0?

Mass Signing of Guards

BrotherRedz
08-08-2010, 11:12 AM
There's a Vince for Rip rumor going around Detroit right now too. I guess Joe D is trying to pair up T-Mac and Vince Carter.


What a RIP-off deal, sucks to be Orlando if that happens :rolleyes:

DO IT ORLANDO!!! :rolleyes:

JOSKOMANG4
08-08-2010, 11:23 AM
C: Jason Maxiell/Ben Wallace/Chris Wilcox
PF: Jonas Jerebko/Charlie Villanueva/Greg Monroe
SF: Tayshaun Prince/Tracy McGrady/Austin Daye/DaJuan Summers
SG: Richard Hamilton/Ben Gordon/Terrico White
PG: Rodney Stuckey/Will Bynum

Personally, I dont understand the trade. I believe they should just start a selling spree.

Trade Ideas for Pistons.

1. Prince & Warriors

- Prince to the Warriors in exchanged Brandon Wright & Radmonavic

2. Hamilton along with 2011 2nd rd pick, to the Magic in exchanged for Gortat, Bass, & Pietrus

TIGERSBABY!!!
08-08-2010, 11:25 AM
sucks to be orlando? i would much rather have RIP over VC if i was them

TIGERSBABY!!!
08-08-2010, 11:31 AM
monreo will play center and summers is a PF

GraphiiC
08-08-2010, 11:32 AM
LMFAO at the guys sig on the first page last comment but yah guess the pistons are going to unload every1 maybe get Chandler or Okafor

TIGERSBABY!!!
08-08-2010, 11:38 AM
stucky/bynum
t mac/gordon
tay/daye
JJ/CV/summers/max
Monroe/Wallace
(+ a PF for RIP)

NBA-GMaster
08-08-2010, 11:41 AM
stucky/bynum
t mac/gordon
tay/daye
JJ/CV/summers/max
Monroe/Wallace
(+ a PF for RIP)

Trade Hamilton and Villanueva..

howierose
08-08-2010, 06:10 PM
Would be a bad pick-up. I like the guy but he just cannot stay healthy. He still got the shot but not the knees.

JLynn943
08-08-2010, 06:48 PM
Because T-Mac will somehow put the Pistons over the top? They just need to recognize that what they have will not get them anywhere and start the rebuilding process.

Gators123
08-08-2010, 07:51 PM
Because T-Mac will somehow put the Pistons over the top? They just need to recognize that what they have will not get them anywhere and start the rebuilding process.

Did you not read any of the thread? If the Pistons sign him, that probably means Dumars has a deal in place for Rip and/or Prince.

stawka
08-08-2010, 10:30 PM
My mate just messaged me saying they officially signed him. This guy usually finds things out before I do, so I'd say it's done and a one year deal

Gators123
08-10-2010, 10:13 AM
Its a done deal.

ManRam
08-10-2010, 10:17 AM
It's official.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-mcgradypistons081010

JordansBulls
08-10-2010, 10:18 AM
It's official.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-mcgradypistons081010

Nice. I hope we play them in the playoffs this year.:D

Gators123
08-10-2010, 10:20 AM
Nice. I hope we play them in the playoffs this year.:D

Pistons will win 82 games and win the championship in 4

Raidaz4Life
08-10-2010, 10:20 AM
I honestly cannot believe nobody better was willing to offer a vets minimum....

97NYer
08-10-2010, 10:31 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5451434

mark1125
08-10-2010, 10:32 AM
If this move leads to the Pistons moving RIP, then I like it for the Pistons. RIP is overpaid, but could still be very useful to a contender.

Ideally, I would love to see Prince and RIP moved. Thanks for the championship and many years of being a contender, but it's time to move on.

If the Pistons could grab a solid big for these guys, I am liking it. If they don't move RIP and/or TP, I don't like it at all.

Gators123
08-10-2010, 10:34 AM
If this move leads to the Pistons moving RIP, then I like it for the Pistons. RIP is overpaid, but could still be very useful to a contender.

Ideally, I would love to see Prince and RIP moved. Thanks for the championship and many years of being a contender, but it's time to move on.

If the Pistons could grab a solid big for these guys, I am liking it. If they don't move RIP and/or TP, I don't like it at all.

This :nod:

Raoul Duke
08-10-2010, 10:35 AM
I really, really hope this motivates Dumars to move Rip at all costs, even if it's for draft picks and expirings. At the price, I don't see how this could possibly be considered much of a risk unless we maintain our logjam at shooting guard and T-Mac gets all Giney McGinstein on us.

minervamob
08-10-2010, 10:39 AM
It's not a done deal yet http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/08/07/pistons-may-sign-tracy-mcgrady/

Saw it on espn. Its a done deal

fadedmario
08-10-2010, 10:41 AM
We turned Antonio Mcdyess's career around. Maybe we can do the same for McGrady. Rip and Prince need to go

aZekuiS
08-10-2010, 10:52 AM
I really, really hope this motivates Dumars to move Rip at all costs, even if it's for draft picks and expirings. At the price, I don't see how this could possibly be considered much of a risk unless we maintain our logjam at shooting guard and T-Mac gets all Giney McGinstein on us.

Yeah for sure, in an interview last month it was stated that Dumars had a deal in place soley for cap relief but refused to make a deal unless it includes a combination of young/talent +cap relief or draft picks + relief. This move could allow him trade Rip for just an expiring contract.

S-Dot
08-10-2010, 10:54 AM
Not only is he not signing with a contender, but he is signing with a non-contender stacked at that position.

a_dub06
08-10-2010, 10:55 AM
I think its a great move! While our young core needs minutes to develop they still need a mentor and why not take a chance on mcgrady? If he can even play half as good as he used to he'll become a great asset and if anything goes wrong thats only $1.3 million that we loose which is practically pocket change.

Although ive put forward this idea so many times id really now like to see us move Rip, JJ and 1st round pick (top 5 protected) to New york for Randolph and Curry.

Then make a trade for prince to clippers for Jordan, (filler) and 1st round pick. If Joe could do either I think I would instantly jizz myself :speechless:

Chacarron
08-10-2010, 10:59 AM
I think its a great move! While our young core needs minutes to develop they still need a mentor and why not take a chance on mcgrady? If he can even play half as good as he used to he'll become a great asset and if anything goes wrong thats only $1.3 million that we loose which is practically pocket change.

Although ive put forward this idea so many times id really now like to see us move Rip, JJ and 1st round pick (top 5 protected) to New york for Randolph and Curry.

Then make a trade for prince to clippers for Jordan, (filler) and 1st round pick. If Joe could do either I think I would instantly jizz myself :speechless:

Are you being serious?

JWO35
08-10-2010, 11:02 AM
Are you being serious?

I hope not that's a horrible trade...

alencp3
08-10-2010, 11:02 AM
Pistons should trade Rip,Prince and Charlie V
They should start building around Monroe

Shark
08-10-2010, 11:02 AM
I honestly cannot believe nobody better was willing to offer a vets minimum....

I dont think its that, I heard Miami also offered.

I believe it has to do with, Sign in Miami and watch the triplet sisters play or sign in Detroit and probably get a good amount of playing time.

He is probably looking for a rebound year to prove himself and sign a big contract maybe.

fadedmario
08-10-2010, 11:05 AM
Supposedly McGrady has had talks with Detroit's trainer (Arnie Kander). I think he signed with a team that had an elite trainer that can keep him on the court.

Brooklyn Mets
08-10-2010, 11:06 AM
vet min? he couldve made more somewhere else or made the min playing for a contender.. bad move TMac.. he shouldve went to Chi-City

netsgiantsyanks
08-10-2010, 11:22 AM
Pistons should trade Rip,Prince and Charlie V
They should start building around Monroe

nobody is going to be dumb enough to pick up charlie v.

The Miami Cheat
08-10-2010, 11:25 AM
tmac should've stayed with the knicks or went to the bulls

Gators123
08-10-2010, 11:25 AM
nobody is going to be dumb enough to pick up charlie v.

Charlie V isn't as bad as people think he is. He was injured since training camp. His last year with the Bucks he averaged 16+ PPG and 7RPG in less than 27 MPG. That's not bad at all.

a_dub06
08-10-2010, 11:42 AM
I hope not that's a horrible trade...

For us or them? Randolph will become a top pf in this league and curry has low post game......

Perhaps the 1st round pick is a little drastic maybe a 2nd round or some combination but i still see us being lottery bound this seaosn getting a top 5 pick and then next season we would be a much greater team that has a hope in makingthe playoffs. I dont really see how its horrible especially when randolph ahs such a high ceiling.....

arkanian215
08-10-2010, 11:52 AM
Interesting. I wonder how long this will last. Tmac supposedly wanted to start. Rip and Tayshaun weren't too happy with the new additions last year and the new rotations Kue ran. I thought they could've gone with another big instead of Tmac.

DreStylez
08-10-2010, 11:54 AM
I don't understand this signing when Mcgrady stated he wanted to start :shrug:
That is why the Bulls didn't sign him...

Gators123
08-10-2010, 11:54 AM
Interesting. I wonder how long this will last. Tmac supposedly wanted to start. Rip and Tayshaun weren't too happy with the new additions last year and the new rotations Kue ran. I thought they could've gone with another big instead of Tmac.

I heard that too, but reports are saying hes fine coming off the bench.


McGrady agrees to come off bench in Detroit after agreeing to 1 year min. Story up soon on NBA.com.

http://twitter.com/daldridgetnt/status/20801936181

JWO35
08-10-2010, 11:56 AM
For us or them? Randolph will become a top pf in this league and curry has low post game......

Perhaps the 1st round pick is a little drastic maybe a 2nd round or some combination but i still see us being lottery bound this seaosn getting a top 5 pick and then next season we would be a much greater team that has a hope in makingthe playoffs. I dont really see how its horrible especially when randolph ahs such a high ceiling.....

Bad trade for us, Curry is straight up trash(worst than Kwame in my opinion), I think we can get more for Rip. I like Randolph, but I'll rather keep Jonas & a 1st rd pick. But last season Randolph had 11/6 Jerebko had 9/6, who knows? Jonas maybe equally if not better than Randolph down the road...

DreStylez
08-10-2010, 12:00 PM
I heard that too, but reports are saying hes fine coming off the bench.



http://twitter.com/daldridgetnt/status/20801936181

Then why not the Bulls? Better Team.

Khalifa21
08-10-2010, 12:20 PM
Bad trade for us, Curry is straight up trash(worst than Kwame in my opinion), I think we can get more for Rip. I like Randolph, but I'll rather keep Jonas & a 1st rd pick. But last season Randolph had 11/6 Jerebko had 9/6, who knows? Jonas maybe equally if not better than Randolph down the road...

Curry is a huge expiring, he wouldn't be bought in for anything other than his contract. Rip has an ugly contract so that part of the trade would benefit the Pistons as they would have a lot more cap flexibility.

Randolph is a lot better than Jerebko and will be a much better player further on in his career. Randolph is 21 going into his third year and Jerebko is 23 going into his second year. This is another huge plus for the Pistons. A first rounder would be nice but I don't think a late lottery pick would even up this one sided trade.

Jays Claw
08-10-2010, 12:25 PM
Now that they've signed McGrady, it's time for one of Hamilton or Prince to go. It was no surprise that they weren't happy with the additions of Gordon and Villanueva last year. This signing just makes their minutes situation worse.

twoearl
08-10-2010, 12:42 PM
as a pistons fan. This is just dumb. I am completely dumbfounded. WTH is Joe D thinking? Why make this move? For what? Does he think TMAC is going to sell some tickets? This aint 2003 any more lol

NBA-GMaster
08-10-2010, 12:55 PM
:clap: good only for Tmac.. I wish him the best luck.. Tmac addition is just a +1/2 for the team, nothing has change.. Pistons need an upgrade in PG and C spots to be a contender.. Trade Rip or Prince, plus Villanueva and Stuckey(if necessary to improve the PG spot)..

Knick_Fever
08-10-2010, 01:27 PM
A league source indicated Tuesday that the Pistons will work to "un-jam the log jam" the team now has at the shooting guard and small forward spots after signing the 31-year-old McGrady, who has been working out for several teams this summer looking for a home, including Chicago and Cleveland.

The Detroit Pistons have some work to do with their roster after agreeing to terms Tuesday morning with free agent forward Tracy McGrady on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum of $1.35 million.

The source said that McGrady agreed without conditions to play behind starters Rip Hamilton and Tayshawn Prince next season, though it's likely that Detroit will move either Hamilton or Prince before the start of next season. It's more likely the Pistons will move Prince, who is entering the last year of his contract.

A second source said Sunday that Detroit won't move Prince unless he requests a trade.

Detroit is satisfied that McGrady is healthy after coming back last year from microfracture surgery on his left knee in February, 2009.

The Pistons consider McGrady a small risk and worth the gamble, and worth it as they try to rise again in the East.

-low risk, high reward. I dont see either prince or hamilton in Detroit this coming season.

DreStylez
08-10-2010, 01:35 PM
Trade Hamilton since they got Ben Gordon and Terico White.
Tayshawn Prince (Defense) > Rip Hamilton (Offense)
Should have signed with the Bulls, a better team...

THE MTL
08-10-2010, 01:40 PM
They must have guaranteed him a starting position.

IAmKira
08-10-2010, 01:46 PM
Trade Hamilton since they got Ben Gordon and Terico White.
Tayshawn Prince (Defense) > Rip Hamilton (Offense)
Should have signed with the Bulls, a better team...

Too bad the Bulls didnt want him.

pistonsfanomg
08-10-2010, 01:47 PM
Got a feeling were going to get Brand, Biendrins or Okafor

DreStylez
08-10-2010, 01:49 PM
Too bad the Bulls didnt want him.

They did if he accepted to come off the bench which he obviously didn't want to do. He didn't want to accept that role so the Bulls passed.

pistonsfanomg
08-10-2010, 01:53 PM
tking07

lmao not even going to lie I agree
and oh yeah don't bait/bash please its against the rules.

Oakley's Fist
08-10-2010, 01:58 PM
Seems to me like he chose minutes over a shot to be a role player with a contender.

prash
08-10-2010, 02:01 PM
Seems to me like he chose minutes over a shot to be a role player with a contender.

If I had to guess it's probably because he still thinks he has some gas left in the tank to play at the NBA level. Showcase himself this year and sign with a contender next year assuming he proves to be better than last year.

abe_froman
08-10-2010, 02:09 PM
Then why not the Bulls? Better Team.

because he didnt do so well in the workout we held for him.we gave him a look,he failed it, so we moved on

Jemikz9Clutch
08-10-2010, 02:17 PM
did they say anything about tmac starting coming off from bench? coz this is the news i want to know.

shyfly24
08-10-2010, 02:40 PM
did they say anything about tmac starting coming off from bench? coz this is the news i want to know.

Off the bench.

fadedmario
08-10-2010, 03:38 PM
because he didnt do so well in the workout we held for him.we gave him a look,he failed it, so we moved on

He didn't fail anything. He wouldn't come off the bench behind career role players you guys have at SG.

SugeKnight
08-10-2010, 03:43 PM
why? rip, gordon, stuckey, prince, daye, jerebko are all wings. dont you think they have enough already

JordansBulls
08-10-2010, 04:14 PM
because he didnt do so well in the workout we held for him.we gave him a look,he failed it, so we moved on

Bulls wanted another shooter. Also I think it was to prevent chemistry problems as well as Mcgrady was wanting a starting spot in Chicago.

JWO35
08-10-2010, 04:19 PM
So, McGrady reportedly agreed to come off the bench for Detroit...but wanted to start with the Bulls? :eyebrow: looks like T-Mac knows his own talent level.

effen5
08-10-2010, 04:25 PM
He didn't fail anything. He wouldn't come off the bench behind career role players you guys have at SG.

http://chicago.sbnation.com/2010/7/27/1590457/Tracy-McGrady-Bulls-Workout-nba-free-agent

fadedmario
08-10-2010, 06:43 PM
I bet McGrady lights the Bulls up this year

effen5
08-10-2010, 08:21 PM
I bet McGrady lights the Bulls up this year

I bet he doesn't play the Bulls once this year.

ManRam
08-10-2010, 08:24 PM
I hope the best for T-Mac, and the Pistons. Both are things/people I'd love to see succeed. I really would. I just don't...

I'll be rooting for them whenever they play any team not named Orlando or the Knicks (I've decided I like the Knicks).

Gators123
08-10-2010, 08:25 PM
I hope the best for T-Mac, and the Pistons. Both are things/people I'd love to see succeed. I really would. I just don't...

I'll be rooting for them whenever they play any team not named Orlando or the Knicks (I've decided I like the Knicks).

:up:

dodie53
08-10-2010, 09:02 PM
he should have signed with a contender

ifhmondays
08-10-2010, 09:03 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Oh god I love it for every reason. He only got the minimum. He isn't a Bull. He is a Piston.

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