McGrady, Pistons agree to one-year deal
The Detroit Pistons have some work to do with their roster after
agreeing to terms Tuesday morning with free agent forward Tracy McGrady
on a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum of $1.35 million.
A league source indicated Tuesday that the Pistons will work to "un-jam
the log jam" the team now has at the shooting guard and small forward
spots after signing the 31-year-old McGrady, who has been working out
for several teams this summer looking for a home, including Chicago and
The source said that McGrady agreed without conditions to play behind starters Rip Hamilton and Tayshawn Prince next season, though it’s likely that Detroit will move either Hamilton or Prince before the start of next season. It’s more likely the Pistons will move Prince, who is entering the last year of his contract.
A second source said Sunday that Detroit won’t move Prince unless he requests a trade.
Detroit is satisfied that McGrady is healthy after coming back last year from microfracture surgery on his left knee in February, 2009.