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Fantasy Hoops Roundtable: A.I. vs. T-Mac

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IDecember 3, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14:  Allen Iverson #1 of the Detroit Pistons warms up for the game with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 14, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Pistons won 106-95.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Time for another fantasy basketball roundtable.

Brian of www.emptythebench.com was responsible for this week's Fantasy Hoops Roundtable debate topic.

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This Week’s Topic

Who will make a more positive overall fantasy impact upon their return: Allen Iverson or Tracy McGrady?

My Response

To be honest, neither option attracts me as they both come with so much baggage. Allen Iverson is having a hell of a time accepting that his best days have passed him by. He can still score, but he’s a shell of his former self. His assists and steals have also went down the past few years.

Tracy McGrady can still produce if his knee will allow him to. With Yao Ming out for the year, McGrady will take it upon himself to carry the load. Unfortunately that may not be the best thing for the Rockets now. Aaron Brooks, Luis Scola, Trevor Ariza, and Carl Landry have established themselves as good young stars. If McGrady comes in shooting 15-plus shots per game, he would disrupt their flow.

I reluctantly take McGrady in this debate. He should score at a similar clip as Iverson, but will likely have more assists and rebounds. He does shoot poorly from the floor, so you’ll have to be able to be able to absorb that.

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