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"Tracy McGrady's years in Toronto"


  

          

I remember when he was drafted, but don't remember much about his Toronto year aside from some highlights and his dunk contest with Vince.

What kind of potential did he show back then? Did folks think he was going to become a future legend/superstar like Kobe, or was the hype limited? I know Kobe's main issues in his first 2-3 years was the showing off, the airballs, and lack of defense (I used to always hear this complaint back then), but we all saw the flashes of brilliance. What were the issues/criticisms of T-Mac in his first three years?

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Think Harden when he was coming off the OKC bench
Feb 11th 2016
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yup, younger and more raw, but basically.
Feb 11th 2016
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Pretty close.
Feb 12th 2016
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What were the issues/criticisms of TOR in his first three years?
Feb 11th 2016
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Damn, makes sense. And what was it about him and Vince not getting
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The main criticism was that he was lazy
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      Yah.
Feb 12th 2016
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As good or possibly BETTER than Pippen, at least 1 GM thought so.
Feb 11th 2016
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He was scary by his last year there....
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icecold21
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1. "Think Harden when he was coming off the OKC bench"
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everyone knew he could ball and was going to get a max deal but not everyone expected MVP level play

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Thu Feb-11-16 05:45 PM

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2. "yup, younger and more raw, but basically."
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denny
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Fri Feb-12-16 02:54 AM

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8. "Pretty close."
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He was never given the ball like six-man Harden was though. You never saw the offence focus on him. He was used more for his defence the first couple of years.

McGrady smoked alot of weed in Toronto. lol. I think that's something he took care of the summer before playing in Orlando.

  

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bentagain
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Thu Feb-11-16 05:50 PM

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3. "What were the issues/criticisms of TOR in his first three years?"
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way I remember it, they didn't play him alot

bench role

and barely saw tick w/Vince on the floor

the dunk contest gave him shine

and the he 2'd outta TOR

i.e. the issue was TOR not seeing his potential.

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4. "Damn, makes sense. And what was it about him and Vince not getting"
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along, although being cousins?

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Thu Feb-11-16 07:04 PM

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6. "The main criticism was that he was lazy"
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He didn't play a ton of minutes b/c of Doug Christie/Vince. In his first two season, he basically played the same amount of minutes as Kobe who was playing behind Eddie Jones.

When he became a free agent, the Raptors decided to draft Mo Pete & build around Vince instead of paying him max money.

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9. "Yah."
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The other players used to say that in practise he showed the potential to be an all-star. He was a little nervous on the court. And weed was definitely a factor.

  

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5. "As good or possibly BETTER than Pippen, at least 1 GM thought so."
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7. "He was scary by his last year there...."
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Watching him play the Knicks, I was thinking, "this dude is a year or two from being unguardable."

He was still developing his range. He definitely scared me more than Vince when we played the Raps.

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