Saturday, August 7, 2010

Gordon Skipping Nationals; Pistons Contemplating T-Mac

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine
sstpierre@inplaymagazine.com

The Pistons' Ben Gordon has decided to continue rehabbing his left ankle and will not be playing for Great Britain's national team this summer. Instead, he hopes to finish recovering from surgery in late April to remove bone spurs and be completely healthy by October for training camp.

Just in case Gordon isn't ready for preseason play, the Pistons might be working on a backup plan. According to reports, the team is considering offering a one-year, minimum-salary contract to former superstar swingman Tracy McGrady. T-Mac, who finished last season with the New York Knicks, hasn't had many teams showing interest in his services.

At the moment, it would appear McGrady would have difficulty even finding consistent minutes in a reserve role, though it's still possible Detroit could opt to trade either Rip Hamilton or Tayshaun Prince for another center to open up additional playing time for McGrady.


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