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End Your T-Mac Dreams

 

Because Tracy McGrady is a Famous Person who was great at basketball sometime in the last decade, many, many commenters on this site have lobbied for Boston to sign him. 

Those commenters will be crying themselves to sleep tonight, because it appears the Celtics will not be signing a player whose mere presence made an already-awful Knicks defense eight points worse (per 100 possessions) last season

McGrady is on his way to Chicago, provided he can show in a workout Monday that he is healthy and willing to take a bench role, according to Marc Stein.

Willing to take a bench role? How about willing to have a potential 50-win team risk giving him a few minutes of PT every night?

  • I love Green

    I beat you to it.

  • jfree781`

    wow Chicago and Miami are scooping up everyone. Celtics need to get off their as*es and solidify the bench if they expect to get out of the first round.

  • cez

    Hm I wonder if even tibs himself will be able to do anything with him.

    I also didn’t understand why people wanted him here. Barnes was obvious after TA left at least, but mcgrady was truly awful last year.

  • Geetlan

    I agree with both of you, but it seems like there is something in the works by letting so many slip. If Ainge was willing to spend the money to get pierce and allen back and seriously talk Doc into coming back, you would think he is only worried about getting back to the finals.
    There are some options of a sign and trade coming into play, and to be honest a lot of the free agents still available that have gone this last week wouldnt be the savior we were looking for anyway. So we can only hope our draft picks, avery bradley, and sheed are enough to get someone else.
    If we can use those assets for a solid wing backup, i could really see shaq giving in to less pay and we will be set. I dont care what anyone else says, shaq is still good at two things, playing again against dwight howard, and exceptionally well against andrew Bynum.

  • Jon

    Shaq/moon or parker and then von wafer….. simple is that… common danny I know u got something cooking over there we just want to see it already…

  • jfree781`

    i dont want shaq here, the last thing we need is another aging player.

  • Arvin

    I think T-MAc will suck in Chicago. He does not fit in with our defensive team style. When has he ever been a team player. Shaq has a big ego, but he can fit in for 15 minutes a game, but he is not enough. Moon would help mightily, but what will it cost us? I would trade Bradley, Sheed’s deal for Shaq and Moon. Not sure about what Wafer has at this time. He looked great a couple years ago.

  • Matt

    What about Josh Howard, I haven’t heard much about him since I read the Bulls and Celtics had interest in him. If the Bulls get McGrady they probably won’t be going after Howard anymore.

  • Jason

    I’m a little disappointed. I was hoping McGrady could be the point forward for the second unit. Passing has been his saving grace during his decline. Despite his terrible shooting numbers, he was still a positive contributor for the Rockets because of his extraordinary playmaking skills. Some well-run pick and roll and drive and kicks would have helped bridge the gap until the starters came back in.

  • 15GREEN15

    i was hoping to get t-mac always been a fan of him if he does well im getting his jersey , dont worry im still and always will be a celtics fan but i have favorite players , like kevin durant , melo , and T-mac .

  • jpitbull96

    Ive been watchin t-mac since he was on raptors. He iz the best playa ive eva seen.One of the best offensive scorers in the history of the game the celtics should get him wen healthy he can drop at least 15 off the bench. go celtics

  • I love Green

    ^Probably top 5 worst post of all time.

  • Banner18?

    What about Stack?

  • JP

    T-Mac wouldn’t fit here, but I did love watching him in Orlando, it was a lot of fun, great offense. Von Wafer is looking better and better at this point, or Parker/Moon and Shaq, or just Parker or Moon, either way.

  • Josh A

    @Zach, How about Shannon Brown?

  • jpitbull96

    Will c thiz yea wen my boy t-mac iz a starter

  • http://www.truecloud.com Dave

    So many here with totally unrealistic expectations for the offseason.

    Expecting that on top of re-signing the coach and two fifths of the starting lineup plus having to accomodate a replacement for the center who will be out most of next season; now disappointment expressed because there wasn’t a major revamp of the bench when the GM had no draft picks and no money to work with in the first place.

    But that’s not important because players will come to Boston and play for free if they’re approached the right way.

    Just preposterous nonsense!

    Some Celtic fans need to make friends with reality.

  • I love Green

    Dave just proving once again that he’s #1.

  • Jeremy

    Cuttino Mobley has medical clearence to play again i want him

  • rob

    Yeah seriously dave, please continue with your knowledge I personally would like to see how the all powerful dave would go about this offseason. Since a sign and trade to get shaq and jamario moon is so out of the question…

  • legs-diamond

    McGrady would not have helped the Celtics. Too slow, injury prone, and no longer any kind of defender.

    Otherwise:

    If Sheed postpones retirement, then he backs up Jermaine O’Neal for the first 2/3 of the season. If Sheed does retire and the C’s cannot make hay on his contract, Shaq is a dice throw. I don’t think he can fit into the C’s defensive system.

    Glen Davis backs up Garnet. Nate Robinson backs up Rondo.

    Avery Bradley is point guard size. His reach is not enough to stick him on most shooting guards. He’ll be competing with Nate Robinson for minutes in the second half of the season.

    As it is, Pierce and Allen are going to log a ton of minutes in the first half of the season; Or Doc will have to try to utilize Gaffney and Harangody and just take losses as these guys develop.

    I don’t see much on the horizon otherwise. And it’s a shame C’s couldn’t sign Tony Allen. … Sheed’s contract? … Else?

  • Shooter

    @ILoveGreen you mean the worst post of all time.
    I’ll see TMac sucking off the bench that’s what i’ll see.I was a huge TMac fan but it’s stupid to say he can get even close to his 20+ points per night,with 5rb,5ast form again.
    Shaq/Parker or Von Wafer,Carney i’d be happy with a s&t with Sheed.
    Dave, take a chill pill pal.

  • German Dude

    Stay positve guys. At least they haven’t done a bad move yet. Unless you wanna count not resigning TA. He’s just a bad fit for rondo’s game.

    Also, they’re probably outwaiting shaq. He needs the C’s more than they need him. He’s not going to LA and not to Miami, Orlando already has a Superman. So the C’s are the only team left that is truly competing next year (for now).

    Personaly I’d rather see them winning without him.

  • http://www.truecloud.com Dave

    @Rob and Green…..As another Cav fan pointed out on a separate post….

    “There is just no reason for CLE to trade Shaq and Parker for an expiring Sheed deal, when Shaq is already off the books and Parker comes off thie year. It does nothing for CLE in the least.”

    These dumb deals you keep inventing that would benefit the Celtics and do nothing for the other guys including the players, have everything to do with why Ainge can’t construct anything close to that.

    The whole point of trading is to create value for everyone. Not just the Celtics. It’s supposed to be win/win. Not win/lose.

  • Jeff

    I’m fine with this.

    McGrady didn’t want to come to BOS so that’s fine.

    If Thibs can get him straightened out then good for him and the Bulls will be a VERY tough team.

    If he does his normal thing (throws up bad shots at worse times, limits the growth of Rose and others, chokes in the playoffs) then it’ll be even better for the Celtic’s because that’ll be one more team that can’t beat them in the playoffs.

    As for the people who are saying trade Bradley, ABSOLUTELY NOT NO! Unless we are getting a high first round talent for him and Sheed then no way!

    For all we know we’d be trading the next Wade or Rondo or who knows what. This kid could be spectacular! There’s no way I trade him unless you get something awesome back. Like Kevin Martin or Tyreke Evans or someone who has potential to become a player of the future.

    I have a feeling about this kid, and for all the people saying he won’t be good in the NBA, I think this kid will be, at the very least, a solid NBA contributor if not an excellent talent with potential to be a part of the C’s future with Rondo.

    Also, as for Von Wafer…YES YES YES!

    Exactly what we need! Athletic, tenacious, good D, and can score in his sleep!

    He’s JR Smith with Defense and at the minimum! HECK YEAH! If he’s healthy SIGN HIM NOW DANNY!!!!

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