“I can’t see him coming here,” McGrady told Yahoo! Sports late Tuesday inside the visiting locker room at the Prudential Center. “If it’s just Dwight and D-Will, he’s better off just staying in Orlando. You want to go to a team that’s championship caliber, and just him and D-Will won’t get it done. There’s got to be other pieces around to make it look sweet.”
This was really interesting to me because it flies completely against conventional wisdom. Usually you think if you get the stars first--the foundation--then the supporting cast is easy to acquire. And I do think that that is usually the case, if you look at history. It almost seems T-Mac is completely influenced/embittered/jaded by the Houston experience where they had the foundation, but due to Carrol Dawson's ineptitude, weren't able to get the supporting pieces. That's not the norm, but for T-Mac, it was a paradigm-shifting experience.