Regardless of a new collective bargaining agreement in the NBA, one thing will surely never change — the desire of aging players to play for a contender. Last Friday, a former NBA scoring champion tweeted a "Photoshopped" photo of himself in an NBA powerhouse's uniform, perhaps alluding to where he'd like to end up next season.
Tracy McGrady, who spent last season with the Detroit Pistons, tweeted an edited photo of himself wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, along with the question, "Yes or No?"
McGrady, an unrestricted free agent, averaged only eight points per game last season, his lowest total since his rookie season. That was a far cry from his days in Orlando and Houston, where the shooting guard consistently averaged over 25 points per game.
The 32-year-old made only $1.3 million last season, which should figure easily into the Lakers' budget. Shannon Brown, the Lakers' current back-up for star Kobe Bryant, is also an unrestricted free agent, meaning there could actually be a place for T-Mac on L.A.'s roster.