Teaching Tracy New Tricks
When Raptors coach Darrell Walker resigned on Feb. 13, 18-year-old rookie forward Tracy McGrady was firmly entrenched in Walker's doghouse because of his poor work habits. But Toronto's interim coach, Butch Carter, has thrown McGrady a bone: If McGrady stays after practice every day for extra work, Carter will give him an additional 10 minutes a game at small forward and also use him for 10 minutes a game at shooting guard. (At week's end McGrady, who had averaged 13.0 minutes per game under Walker, was averaging 22.1 under Carter.) Carter has also implemented a mandatory weight-room session before practice for all players.