In my opinion, and I think there are plenty of DBB'ers who share this view, Tracy McGrady has become the most complete Piston player. What I originally thought was a very short-sighted signing has become one of the best bargains in the league, and the only thing that appears to be wrong with the contract is that it's not a three-year deal instead of a one-year, veteran's minimum deal.
TMac's success here, combined with a variety of other factors -- his one-year contract, Stuckey's expiring contract, the glut of perimeter players -- raises the obvious question: What should the Pistons do with TMac?TMac has become the next in a series of players to revive his career in Detroit after significant injuries. As Kriz pointed out in the comments a couple days ago, it's a joy to watch those stories unfold -- it's undoubtedly one of the few brights spots of the past two seasons. Credit to Dumars for seeing value where others didn't.
*cough* Sorry, just choking down the crow.
Obviously, most teams start their best player and rearrange the rotation to complement and feature him. But for all the reasons we've discussed here -- the uncertainty of the team's as well as TMac's future, Daye's development, what type of PG the Pistons need, trade speculation, etc. -- I'm at a bit of a loss to find an answer to the question. Given there's not a lot else to talk about after yet another loss to the fracking Jazz, I thought it might spur some interesting conversation.
What says DBB?
What should we do with TMac?
Let him thrive as the 6th man (178 votes)
Start him at PG (507 votes)
Start him at SG (207 votes)
Start him at Point Forward (sorry Greg) (100 votes)
Trade him for whatever value we can get (233 votes)
1225 total votes