There has been considerable ink spilled wondering what-if various things had changed the course of Tracy McGrady’s career.
With good reason, McGrady, who retired Monday, was one of the most talented players to grace the NBA over the past 20 years.
A seven-time all-star and two-time scoring leader, McGrady at one time also was an elite defender, passer and a steady rebounder, one of the most complete players in the game.
Still, though he played a team sport, unlike some similar stars, McGrady will be remembered only as an individual.
His squads never made it out of the first round of the playoffs while he was a main cog.
What could have been.
The third player ever selected in the first round by the Raptors (back in 1997) could have stuck around and teamed with Vince Carter to challenge for a title.