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Unrequited
05-11-2012, 04:46 AM
Discuss

Toxeryll
05-11-2012, 04:55 AM
lol he should have just sat out just like with the rockets

bholly
05-11-2012, 07:15 AM
This is a stupid topic. This was maybe relevant years ago when he was a #1 guy, but whether or not the Hawks got out of the first round this year should have no effect on what a thinking fans' opinion of T-Mac is. If you think this is meaningful in any way, or really even interesting, I don't know what to tell you - I just hope I never get stuck in a conversation with you for fear I might rip my ears off.

setman2000
05-11-2012, 07:25 AM
Now substitute T-Mac with Melo - discuss!

RealLiveBear
05-11-2012, 08:31 AM
This is a stupid topic. This was maybe relevant years ago when he was a #1 guy, but whether or not the Hawks got out of the first round this year should have no effect on what a thinking fans' opinion of T-Mac is. If you think this is meaningful in any way, or really even interesting, I don't know what to tell you - I just hope I never get stuck in a conversation with you for fear I might rip my ears off.

This... Now that he's old and playing minimal minutes off the bench we can't really say T-mac can't get out of the first round, it's his team can't get out.

king4day
05-11-2012, 08:35 AM
Didn't Houston get out of the first round the year both he and Yao were injured? I can't remember so I may be wrong but if so then that would make this thread pointless.

beasted86
05-11-2012, 08:37 AM
It's totally his fault.

justinnum1
05-11-2012, 08:39 AM
cursed

kdspurman
05-11-2012, 09:41 AM
Kinda feel bad for the guy.. Will be interesting to see where his next stop is

Cal827
05-11-2012, 09:42 AM
I agree with the past two Heat fans: He's an enigma. They should have never signed him. Josh Smith would have never taken that fade-away 22 footer if he wasn't on the team.

Gram
05-11-2012, 09:44 AM
It's not T-Mac himself that can't get out of the first round. It's the team he's on. :shrug:

JasonJohnHorn
05-11-2012, 10:13 AM
In all fairness to T-Mac, this is the first time he's lost in the first round when he's been on a team with home-court advantage. He's never been on a team in the first round of the playoffs that had home-court advantage until this season, but obviously it didn't help. Those teams in the past were teams on which McGrady was the best player. Now he's coming off the bench. So while he may be cursed, losing the series I think had more to do with Atlanta playing through some injuries and not having everybody on the floor playing at 100%.

sep11ie
05-11-2012, 10:27 AM
So we have a thread about how a dude 9th in the rotation couldn't will his team to the second round...

mightybosstone
05-11-2012, 11:31 AM
This thread is completely ridiculous, but as a Rockets fan who loved T-Mac (for the most part) when he played in Houston, I really hope the guy can make the roster of a contender at some point. I don't understand why a team like the Lakers couldn't use his services. Outside of Kobe, they're crazy short on wing scorers. There's a few other contending teams that are thin at the wing positions who could use McGrady on their benches.

JordansBulls
05-11-2012, 11:32 AM
The Hawks have made round 2 the past 3 seasons and as soon as Tmac joins they go out in round 1.

JordansBulls
05-11-2012, 11:33 AM
In all fairness to T-Mac, this is the first time he's lost in the first round when he's been on a team with home-court advantage. He's never been on a team in the first round of the playoffs that had home-court advantage until this season, but obviously it didn't help. Those teams in the past were teams on which McGrady was the best player. Now he's coming off the bench. So while he may be cursed, losing the series I think had more to do with Atlanta playing through some injuries and not having everybody on the floor playing at 100%.

Wrong. 2007 and 2008 vs the Jazz the Rockets had HCA.

mightybosstone
05-11-2012, 11:57 AM
The Hawks have made round 2 the past 3 seasons and as soon as Tmac joins they go out in round 1.

Yeah, but that's not completely fair and it certainly has nothing to do with Tracy. If Horford is healthy this season, the Hawks probably end up with the 3 seed and not the 5 seed. Hell, if he had been 100 percent healthy against the Celtics, and not just played in the last three games, then Atlanta probably wins that series. I'd go as far to say that a healthy Al Horford makes Atlanta the third best Eastern Conference team without a doubt. Not having him had a lot more to do with their first round exit than their acquisition of McGrady did.

ManRam
05-11-2012, 12:01 PM
Well, this year it obviously wasn't his fault...

thekmp211
05-11-2012, 12:31 PM
it's just humorous at this point. although i'm sure it really really pisses him off. but yes obviously this had very little to do with him, i thought mcgrady actually played well for the most part this series.

Stinkyoutsider
05-11-2012, 12:47 PM
No, we can't say he can't get out of the first round anymore. He's not a franchise player anymore but we should be asking where Joe Johnson was...

I think TMac should continue concentrating on getting/being healthy. He wants to play and he's good but he's not going to see the money. I think he should join the Lakers so LA can dump Metta World Peace and have TMac play about 28 to 30 minutes a game. I think Kobe and TMac would be good. Now, Kobe can trust someone else to do some scoring...

sep11ie
05-11-2012, 12:54 PM
Why is everyone acting like he's still some kind of scoring threat? He hasn't been in YEARS and is not getting younger. I watched him pass up several shots this series that years ago he woulda shot without blinking.

Redskins10
05-11-2012, 01:00 PM
The Hawks have made round 2 the past 3 seasons and as soon as Tmac joins they go out in round 1.

You're an idiot.

mightybosstone
05-11-2012, 01:15 PM
Why is everyone acting like he's still some kind of scoring threat? He hasn't been in YEARS and is not getting younger. I watched him pass up several shots this series that years ago he woulda shot without blinking.

He's not much of a scoring threat as he used to be because he's not as fearless going to the rim or taking jump shots early in the shot clock. But what he did do well this season is hit 3s (.455), create for other players (20.8 AST%) and rebound (10.8 TRB%). I think there is always a role for a guy like that on a contending team, and McGrady has value as long as he can stay healthy and continue to do those things.

He's never going to average double-digit scoring again and he shouldn't ever be in a starting lineup again, but that doesn't mean he can't still provide 6-8 points, 2-3 assists and 2-3 rebounds in 15-20 minutes off the bench.

Chronz
05-11-2012, 01:37 PM
The Hawks have made round 2 the past 3 seasons and as soon as Tmac joins they go out in round 1.
Point?
So have the Celtics, look at those 2 rosters, which did you think was going to buck the trend?

Wade>You
05-11-2012, 01:40 PM
Every "T-Mac can't get out of the 1st round" thread gets one of these:

http://www.kingofforwards.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/mdvirgin.jpg

Gram
05-11-2012, 02:03 PM
You're an idiot.

Hey ichitownclini, should this guy be infracted for this?

JasonJohnHorn
05-11-2012, 03:35 PM
Wrong. 2007 and 2008 vs the Jazz the Rockets had HCA.

My bad. You are absolutely right. totally forgot. I guess McGrady really is just that much of a cancer to the teams he's played for. lol

Chronz
05-11-2012, 04:18 PM
My bad. You are absolutely right. totally forgot. I guess McGrady really is just that much of a cancer to the teams he's played for. lol
Thats some extensive analysis you got there. Try doing more than just guessing, you wont be proven wrong so often.

Cfrey
05-11-2012, 04:20 PM
ya tmac totally failed to get the hawks out of the first round!! LOL

NYtilIdie
05-11-2012, 04:25 PM
Wrong. 2007 and 2008 vs the Jazz the Rockets had HCA.

When he was carrying a banged up Rockets team to a 22 win streak. Mutumbo was there starting center for ***ks sake and Rafer Alston was considered their best player outside of T-Mac.

Then when the playoffs came none of the Rocket players outside of T-Mac performed and Alston was out with an ankle injury and didn't return until the final game.

Chronz
05-11-2012, 04:38 PM
When he was carrying a banged up Rockets team to a 22 win streak. Mutumbo was there starting center for ***ks sake and Rafer Alston was considered their best player outside of T-Mac.

Then when the playoffs came none of the Rocket players outside of T-Mac performed and Alston was out with an ankle injury and didn't return until the final game.
LOL at the # of people getting perturbed by that comment, let him make accusations before jumping on him.

Hes just stating facts so its not like your proving him wrong. If he had blamed Tmac for losing that series then you would have a point.

beasted86
05-11-2012, 04:44 PM
So we have a thread about how a dude 9th in the rotation couldn't will his team to the second round...

Yup. Welcome to the Pro Sports Daily NBA Forum.

THE MTL
05-11-2012, 06:13 PM
He isnt even one of the main guys in ATL. Its not his fault.

Gritz
05-11-2012, 06:44 PM
lol @ people getting mad like they know him personally

Cal827
05-11-2012, 06:50 PM
Every "T-Mac can't get out of the 1st round" thread gets one of these:

http://www.kingofforwards.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/mdvirgin.jpg

:laugh:

MrFastBreak
05-11-2012, 06:51 PM
The Hawks have made round 2 the past 3 seasons and as soon as Tmac joins they go out in round 1.

What's your point?

MrFastBreak
05-11-2012, 07:04 PM
I agree with the past two Heat fans: He's an enigma. They should have never signed him. Josh Smith would have never taken that fade-away 22 footer if he wasn't on the team.

Not true, Smoove has always been known as a jumpshot chucker even when he knows his chances of making them are slim.

Redskins10
05-11-2012, 11:21 PM
Thats some extensive analysis you got there. Try doing more than just guessing, you wont be proven wrong so often.

Exactly this. What's up with people just agreeing with JordanBulls? It should be evident that T-mac was never the reason his teams didn't get passed the first round. Mac played his best when it mattered the most.

Redskins10
05-11-2012, 11:23 PM
Hey ichitownclini, should this guy be infracted for this?

Really? Are you that easily offended? Jeez Louise.

Unrequited
05-12-2012, 04:26 AM
trollface

naps
05-12-2012, 05:33 AM
C'mon now! It was not his fault this year. Now put him on Miami or OKC or Bulls or any of the legit contenders, would you say they won the championship because of him?

MagicBucsSox
05-12-2012, 06:21 AM
It's not T-Mac himself that can't get out of the first round. It's the team he's on. :shrug:

This, check his playoff stats. It's never been his fault. Check the crap he played with in Orlando & Houston outside yao

thekmp211
05-12-2012, 01:35 PM
Every "T-Mac can't get out of the 1st round" thread gets one of these:

http://www.kingofforwards.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/mdvirgin.jpg

dear god that is hilarious.

Alayla
05-15-2012, 12:01 AM
The hawks where not healthy.. close thread

NoahH
05-15-2012, 12:32 AM
He should go title chasing at this point in his career. Guess Miami or OKC could use him for 8mins off the bench

Cal827
05-15-2012, 09:53 AM
Not true, Smoove has always been known as a jumpshot chucker even when he knows his chances of making them are slim.

Sorry, I wish there was a sarcasm button on PSD.. :p


He should go title chasing at this point in his career. Guess Miami or OKC could use him for 8mins off the bench

Yeah..... it would be Hilarious to see the Heat or Thunder bow out in the first round :D

Big Zo
05-15-2012, 10:13 AM
Thank God he chose Orlando over Miami back in the day. :)

Chronz
05-15-2012, 11:17 AM
Thank God he chose Orlando over Miami back in the day. :)
Right because that Eddie Jones guy was a perennial All-NBA player.

JordansBulls
05-15-2012, 03:00 PM
Right because that Eddie Jones guy was a perennial All-NBA player.

Eddie Jones was a star man. Guy was pretty good. He ain't Tmac though.

Weezy
05-15-2012, 03:07 PM
TMAC!!! Always one of my favorite players, damn I was happy when Knicks got him even though he was declining as a player. Hope for the best for this guy.

ChaseHamels
05-15-2012, 03:53 PM
Right because that Eddie Jones guy was a perennial All-NBA player.

TMACS THE GREATEST!! ZOMG!! :win: