Tracy McGrady has been looked over in this year’s free agent class and he could be signed for some small money. Should the Indiana Pacers dare try to take a chance on him? Well, it’s better than nothing if Jim O’Brien wants to save his job in order to lead this team to the playoffs. And it’s possible going to playoffs as the Pacers could rule the NBA Central division, or at least finish second there.
With this, signing McGrady would be reasonable. Yes, he had a tremendous down year with the New York Knicks, averaging 8.2 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, and 3.3 assists per game. It’s been since like the 2007-08 season since he’s played a lot during a season but I think this year he will be coming in healthy. At 31, it won’t be all that bad and I could see him improving as the Central division looks a lot more weaker.
In my opinion, the Bucks, Pacers, Cavaliers, and Bulls will be in a tight race. The Bulls will easily come out on top but the Bucks, Pacers, and Cavaliers are going to battle for number two. Last year, three teams in the Central division made the playoffs. I expect three again this year. With this, I have the Bucks, Pacers, and Bulls. The Cavs will slightly fall from Indy.
And with that, they need help from T-Mac and several other players on the team. It’s come to a fact he and the Knicks won’t work on a re-signing. McGrady is exploring the market, and if he can’t join the Heat like the people think or go somewhere else where people often think he’ll land, the Pacers should jump off the bandwagon and throw out the money. I see a two-year $19M deal probably or something along those lines.
The Pacers seem like they have the heir to McGrady, and that’s Paul George. So why not have two McGrady clones on the team. At 6’8″ and starting at shooting guard, the Pacers will seem like a tall team. If Jordan Farmar comes in, he and Lance will fight for the starting role. And with Felton off the market, I see a good chance of Farmar coming in. With this, I have Lance beating him out and being the starting rookie.
So with this, we have a 6’4″ point guard, 6’8″ shooting guard, 6’9″ small forward, 6’10” power forward, and a 7’2″ center. Sounds good.
Tracy McGrady can bring a lot to the table if he were to come to Indy. I really think the Pacer should consider this. Here’s what the possible depth chart will look like:
BRING IN T-MAC!