Pistons May Sign Tracy McGrady
If McGrady agrees to take the minimum salary, he'd be paid $1.35 million.
McGrady, who made $23.2 million last year with the Rockets and Knicks, has flirted with several teams this summer. He recently worked out with the Bulls, who instead signed Keith Bogans on Friday. McGrady, a two-time scoring champ, has struggled with a chronic back injury and was still recovering from 2009 microfracture as he struggled through last season.
He played in just six games with Houston before being permanently benched by coach Rick Adelman; at the trade deadline, Houston shipped McGrady to New York. The Knicks were after his massive expiring contract, which allowed the team to open up enough cap space this summer to sign Amar'e Stoudemire, Raymond Felton and Timofey Mozgov.
The Pistons have a handful of wings already, including veteran scorer Rip Hamilton, Ben Gordon, Tayshaun Prince, Jonas Jerebko, Austin Daye and DaJuan Summers. The team also has two point guards in Rodney Stuckey and recently re-signed Will Bynum. It's unclear how McGrady would fit with those pieces.
There would be little reason for the Pistons to sign McGrady if management didn't believe it could make a playoff push. Detroit finished 14 games out of the eighth seed last season, with injuries taking a real toll on the team.