Tracy McGrady: Five Reasons He Won't Return to Stardom

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Tracy McGrady: Five Reasons He Won't Return to Stardom
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A few years ago, it would have been difficult to imagine Tracy McGrady, a seven-time All-Star and two-time scoring champion, struggling to find a team.

However, that is exactly what occurred during the summer of 2010. After a few injury-plagued campaigns, the T-Mac of today has become something much different than the T-Mac of the past.

Over his 13-year NBA career, McGrady has battled a number of serious problems with his back, his left shoulder, and his left knee.  Most severe of these have been his knee issues, which have limited him to only 65 games over the past two years.

Additionally, those two NBA seasons also saw McGrady's production drastically suffer, as he averaged only 12.2 points per game on 38.8 percent shooting (compared to a career average of 21.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting).

Nevertheless, on August 10, 2010, McGrady's long and anxious offseason came to an end, as he finally agreed to terms with the Detroit Pistons on a one-year contract for $1.3 million.

At that price, it was a low-risk move for the Pistons, for the worst case scenario would see McGrady getting injured or sitting the bench all season—while only being paid at about the veteran's minimum. 

However, no one knows exactly what McGrady can still bring to the table, and he could potentially surprise some people.

McGrady expects to do just that, stating that he's in such better shape, compared to last season, that "it's like night and day, really." 

But all of that remains to be seen, and given the current situation, his tenure with the Pistons does not look too promising.

So here are the five reasons McGrady won't return to stardom. 

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