Tuesday , Aug , 10 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Desperate times, desperate measures: fading Pistons sign fading T-Mac

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


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: This situation should work for Tracy McGrady and the Detroit Pistons.

After all, McGrady needs regular minutes, shots, and touches. This opportunity only happens on a mediocre team such as the Pistons.

Meanwhile, Detroit needs to distract fans from the on-court product. It’s a mess.

Executive Joe Dumars has been too loyal to his 2004 championship team, hanging on to past their prime pieces like Rip Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, and re-signing Ben Wallace. He also overpaid free agents Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva.

Enter McGrady.

His name and fading star power should keep the masses talking, and not about Dumars’ recent failures. Best of all, McGrady has dropped his demand to start; he has agreed to compete for minutes.

So McGrady and the Pistons seem a fit. As they say, desperate times call for desperate measures.

–Oly Sandor.

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