The career retrospectives keep pouring in about Tracy McGrady, who said on Monday he is retiring from the NBA (but don’t be shocked if he plays another season in China).
McGrady was one of the smoothest scorers we have seen in a long time in the NBA — there are guys like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James who will put up big numbers but they don’t look as smooth as McGrady doing it. He made the game just look easy.
And he could do the spectacular, as this Top 10 plays put together by the NBA showed.
Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, has never lacked for confidence. The Croatian guard made his pro debut in the Magic’s preseason game against the Hornets on Saturday and did this:
Between Hezonja, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon, the Magic have a nucleus of young players that has the potential to be a lot of fun. Even if they’re still a few years away from contending, they’re definitely going to be a League Pass favorite this year.
Preseason is only just getting underway and there’s already a potentially serious injury to report. In the game between the Hornets and Magic on Saturday night, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to the locker room after suffering a right shoulder injury. The Hornets announced that he was then taken to an Orlando-area hospital for follow-up x-rays:
A few hours after the game, the Hornets announced that Kidd-Gilchrist has a dislocated shoulder:
Depending on the severity of the injury, he could miss a few weeks or a few months. Hopefully, it’s the shorter end of that timeline. We should know more on Sunday.