4 Best Players to Spend Just 1 Season with the Pistons
#2 Tracy McGrady
It’s somewhat ironic that Tracy McGrady ever played for the Detroit Pistons, seeing as how Grant Hill left them roughly a decade prior partly as a result of the opportunity he had to play alongside McGrady in Orlando. It is the Magic and Rockets versions of McGrady that fans will remember most fondly. Unfortunately, the Pistons only claimed the Hall-of-Fame talent at the tail end of his career.
McGrady was a two-time NBA scoring champion, which is not something many players can boast of being. He was a prodigious scorer with a well-rounded game with career averages of 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists. His career numbers are but one piece of evidence to demonstrate that he is one player who nearly did it all.
T-Mac was a top-ten pick who was drafted by the Raptors in 1997, where he teamed up with Vince Carter. Early in his career, he participated in the Slam Dunk contest while also vying for the Sixth Man of the Year Award. By the time he was winning scoring titles, he had moved on to Orlando where he put himself in the MVP conversation.
His time with the Pistons was relatively anticlimactic, but it was nevertheless pretty cool to get a glimpse of the former superstar representing The D. His best showing as a Piston may have been when he dropped 22 on the Raptors in January of 2011. Two weeks later he nearly registered a triple-double against the Magic.