View Poll Results: Would you like to see T-Mac return to Toronto in the summer of 2010?
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Thu Feb 18th, 2010, 02:19 PM
T-Mac back to Toronto in the summer of 2010?
So T-Mac just got traded to the Knicks. For more details please click here: Raptors Republic
That is not the topic at hand though. This summer T-Mac will enter free agency and by no means does this trade today mean he will be returning to the Knicks in the fall. A lot is going to take place in the summer and the Knick trading for him was more about creating cap relief of over $20M than being interested in his services. There is no guarantee that T-Mac will like NYC from a basketball standpoint (ie: toughest fans and media in the league, no contest).
Next, he's had his troubles with injuries recently. He may not be the same player. There is a new CBA coming in a few years and teams are hurting. There won't be a lot of money for T-Mac this summer. He's probably looking at the full MLE in the best case scenario.
My question to you all is would you like to see Toronto pursue T-Mac this summer and use at least a portion of their MLE on him? Do you feel he would want to come back to Toronto? Would a second round birth greatly increase their odds of him being interested? Could he help the Toronto Raptors?
Thu Feb 18th, 2010, 03:16 PM
Thu Feb 18th, 2010, 03:18 PM
Raptors Republic Rookie
No, No, Yes, No.
(In response to the original poster's last paragraph).
Thu Feb 18th, 2010, 03:35 PM
I'm pro Tmac, assuming he has anything left in the tank, which he most likely doesn't. There has got to be a reason why the Rockets chose to pay him 22 million to do nothing.
More telling is the trend of players who came out of high skool, peaked early and are now starting to look back. KG, JO and Tmac all came out of high skool early and are now are all flaming out in thier early 30's.
Thu Feb 18th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Raptors Republic Starter
I hope T-Mac and Iverson join Steve Franchise and Starbury in a 2-2 game of between recent NBA retirees.
There's no use for T-Mac on the Raptors. With DD and Belli, what use would he serve.
Does anyone even think T-Mac has any value as a 3rd string SG?
I for one do not expect BC to offer T-Mac a minimum contract. And I hope for all that he doesn't.
Last edited by James Ballswin (Realizar); Thu Feb 18th, 2010 at 03:39 PM.
Thu Feb 18th, 2010, 03:43 PM
Shouldn't you wait and see what he does before making such a comment? When was the last time you saw him play? I know it was a long time for me but the man says he's 100%... Said it months ago. He's going to be playing for a new contract. I think you're jumping the gun.
James Ballswin (Realizar)
Thu Feb 18th, 2010, 03:49 PM
i'd say 99 percent he's washed up, not sure if the run and gun knicks offense is what his knee needs. I can't name the last player to miss two years for knee surgeries and then come back looking good. But former scoring champs always deserve a lil benefit of doubt.
max stats 28 mins, 15 ppg, 5 ass, 5 rb, 1 stl, 1.5 3's, 43% fg, 85% ft
Thu Feb 18th, 2010, 03:53 PM