Tracy McGrady is ready to play 30 minutes if the Pistons need him to

In the “good news for my shaky hypothesis” department, Tracy McGrady told Vince Ellis of the Free Press that he can physically handle a bigger role if the Pistons need him to play more:

After Thursday’s practice, McGrady simply said “yes” when asked if he felt able to play 30 minutes.

But he added: “Coach’s got his hands full … trying to play me 30 minutes. We got so many guys at the same position.”

With Rip Hamilton, Ben Gordon and Tayshaun Prince, minutes are tough.

“Physically, I’m fine,” McGrady said. “I think I’ve recovered from my surgery. I think it’s more so mentally; really, it’s just going back to what I used to be and what I used to do on the basketball court, and all that stuff is starting to come back to me.”