McGrady Unhappy in Houston

Frankie AnetzbergerContributor IIDecember 26, 2009

After struggling with back spasms and a knee injury, Tracy McGrady has found it hard to find a role on the Houston Rockets. Now news is that the small forward will be sitting at least another two games, but for what reason?

"I'm a player, man," McGrady said in the Chronicle. "I don't make these decisions. I just abide by whatever they bring to me. That's the plan. I'm not going to argue and fight with them -- just run with it. I felt it was time [to increase the routine of playing seven to eight first-half minutes].

T-Mac's last healthy season in Houston was the 07-08 season where he played 66 games and averaged 21.6 PPG. Since, Tracy has played only 41 games in two seasons and is averaging a mere 9.3 PPG.

I don't understand where Houston is coming from. T-Mac has been an all-star and is a legitimate offensive threat when healthy. They don't have Yao Ming and they are still a pretty successful team sitting at 17-12 and 2nd in the southwest. Tracy has said before that he is ready to go so it appears that the injury won't affect his play too much. There must be an underlying condition as to why they won't play him. It's not even a matter of starting him, simply letting him play.

Is there a team in the league that would like Tracy McGrady? I no longer, at least right now, look at T-Mac as a starter unless he were to get picked up by a team with a weak small forward. Right now he will have to come off the bench to earn a role on another team. It's just sad to see talent wasted in the NBA, especially with player known to be a threat.