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Tracy McGrady: Five Ways His Signing Decreases Detroit's Playoff Hopes
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The seven-time All-Star, two-time NBA Scoring Champion can obviously play. But can he at that high of a level still?

A large part of the steady decline in the play of Tracy McGrady has been due to injury. He has only played in 65 games in the last two years combined, playing only limited minutes this past year.

It's not like he's some old fart either, McGrady was in his 20's just two years ago. But the question remains: which Tracy McGrady will we see next year? And will he help and fit in with the Detroit Pistons?

Assuming Boston, Orlando, Miami, Milwaukee, Atlanta and Chicago all make the playoffs next year, that leaves two spots open for the taking.

They will be fought for between Charlotte, Detroit, Cleveland, Washington, Indiana, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Toronto.

Now, there must be some consensus that teams like Philadelphia, Toronto, Indiana, Cleveland and Washington are going to have harder times making it into the playoffs next year, so the two remaining playoff spots will realistically be between Charlotte, Detroit, New York and New Jersey. 

Does the addition of Tracy McGrady help the Pistons' chances? Let's see.

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