High-flying, captivating, exciting! All are adjectives that were once used to describe Tracy McGrady. In recent years, injured has been used more often in relation to McGrady. Due to another injury, the Houston Rockets guard will miss the rest of the season due to constant pain in his left knee. McGrady underwent arthroscopic surgery last year and has yet to fully recover. The 7-time All-Star will undergo surgery to repair damages and possibly help him return to top physical form.
Last week McGrady announced ,on his website, that he would miss the rest of the season due to injury without first notifying the Rockets organization. Rockets coach Rick Adelman learned of the news while reading the morning paper, talk about a shock.
McGrady obviously doesn’t trust Houston’s medical staff, he’s scheduled a surgery to take place today, in Chicago. The star is averaging only 15ppg this season well below his career average of 22.1ppg. Adding insult to injury, the Rockets seem to play better when he’s not in the lineup. The team has a record of 20-15 with McGrady and 15-6 without him.(5th in the West)
Tracy McGrady has never played a full NBA season in his 12 year career, so you can say he’s injury prone. His contract will end in the summer of 2010, but due to his aging, failing body, McGrady will never see a huge contract again. I can’t see any team signing him for more than a 3-year stint. I hope McGrady enjoyed his days as a superstar player because his best days are far behind him.