If you’re up for a little nostalgia this weekend and want to dream/cry about the what ifs of Tracy McGrady never leaving Toronto for the umpteenth time, The Star’s Dave Feschuk posted this on Friday, filled with plenty of McGrady quotes like this:
“In hindsight, looking back, obviously I wish I had stayed in Toronto,” McGrady was saying in a recent telephone interview from his home in the Houston area. “There’s no doubt we could have contended for a championship. I think about that often. But if ‘if’ was a fifth, you know?”
“At the time I’m trying to make a decision whether to stay in freezing Toronto or go home to Orlando. … I just thought it was a no-brainer. As I said, if I’d been a little older and a little wiser maybe things would have been different. … It’s definitely something I always sit back and reminisce about, thinking about Toronto and what we could have been.”
Again, for the whole story with plenty more quotes, check out Feschuk’s piece. And in case you missed it, I wrote about Tracy McGrady from a Raptors fan’s perspective on the day he officially retired.
On another note, plenty of people have been asking about Julyan Stone since an issue with the big point guard’s physical caused the Raptors to look elsewhere. Well Stone (and Wright) will reportedly get training camp invites from the Raptors and there is still an open roster spot, so I suppose Stone becoming a Raptor isn’t completely out of the question.
Having said that, it’s hard to see a need for Stone, Dwight Buycks and D.J. Augustin behind Kyle Lowry.