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[chron]McGrady fidgets on sidelines as he awaits OK to play

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by the_hustler, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. the_hustler

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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/bk/bkn/6730531.html

    mods pls lock if posted. or you can merge this with other mcgrady threads on the GARM.
     
  2. LosPollosHermanos

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    glad to hear it.

    If he doesn't play well, we can disregard him since we have been playing well.

    If he is decent, he will make a good 6th man since we ALL know he isn't like AI.
     
  3. the_hustler

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    and whoa

     
  4. LosPollosHermanos

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    Yea that part actually sounded fishy when i heard it, I'm pretty sure Morey knows what he's doing though.
     
  5. t_mac1

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    so darryl eto is like our tim grover?
     
  6. jVgOwnsYou

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    Morey always talks about how we have 40 mill sitting on the bench every night, well nows the time to put that money to work. He says he's ready. He's practicing. Put him on the floor.
     
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    It's good to hear that he really wants to play, but I really hope he doesn't get back on the court and instantly try to do too much. This team has been most successful when they've passed the ball around and found the open man. The last thing we need is Tracy coming into the game and dominating the ball.

    Based on the past, I know he can defer to his teammates when they are playing well, so hopefully he can do that again when he comes back.
     
  9. t_mac1

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    their first full practice will be this monday (like hours long). i think what tracy meant to say is he has been participating in whatever things the team has been doing, rather than just minutes or brief spurts.
     
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    “He's definitely better than he was,” Eto said. “Is he the old Mac right now?”

    so are they holding him out until he becomes the "old Mac"? if that's the case, it ain't going to happen.
     
  11. the_hustler

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    LOL! . yeah. that is impossible..

    and i think rockets are holding him out because of insurance.. Stevierebel, our insider, said it was related to insurance money.
     
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    I dont really get what Morey is up too.
     
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    I didn't see the insurance money post. Can someone summarize?
     
  14. the_hustler

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    i think he mentioned that insurance might be the reason behind the rockets holding out mac till 23. didnt say anything else..
     
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    i think it's amusing how everyone thinks it's a personal issue or about money....maybe the rockets truly want to kee tmac, but can't risk putting him on the court if he's going to re-injure himself and then be out again next year.

    After all this is over don't be surprised to see him re-signed to a max deal here this summer..
     
  16. the_hustler

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    I have no clue either.. very shady stuff.
     
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    Is that as accurate as the Ramon "Garrett Temple" Sessions info?
     
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    I honestly think Morey wants to do the MRI and have him go through a full practice.

    It's called being a responsible GM. If something were to happen that was negative, Morey would have egg on himself.

    Morey has reason to protect himself and his reputation.
     
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    If he wants to protect his reputation, then why does he say Mac has been going "on and off" in practices when in fact he has been going through full practices. I understand that he wants MAc to go through a full, all out practice with his teammates and then do an MRI since they haven't had any full practices in a while, but saying he has been "on and off" makes it seem a little fishy.
     
  20. rockbox

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    I think that has to be the case. Last year, they were wishing he would fight through his injury. Now they are holding him back?
     

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