Update: T-Mac is a (relatively) Healthy Scratch

Saturday, January 7, 2012
By Jon Newberry

NBA fans should get used to seeing it more and more often this season… veteran players are starting to show up on the inactive list even if they are (relatively) healthy.

The first Hawks’ example showed up tonight when it was announced that Tracy McGrady would be in street clothes for Atlanta’s game in Charlotte. T-Mac banged his knee late in Tuesday’s game in Chicago, but felt good enough to go last night at the Highlight Factory. In a normal season, and without a third game in three nights tomorrow, McGrady would probably at least have suited up and been available for limited minutes.