Hawks McGrady blasts coach over playing time
Atlanta Hawks veteran swingman Tracy McGrady vented his frustrations over playing time to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, after playing just five minutes in Saturday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.“I’m tired of this s***,” McGrady said. “You can put that in the paper, I don’t give a f***.”McGrady has watched his minutes decline in recent weeks. He didn’t play in Wednesday’s win over the Phoenix Suns and is averaging just over 17 minutes per game, scoring 6.5 points a night. McGrady is upset with head coach Larry Drew, who hasn’t offered the former NBA scoring champ an explanation for his decline in action. He told reporters he had already talked to Drew about playing time earlier this season.“If you don’t feel I can help, come tell me that,” McGrady said. “He ain’t told me nothing. I just want to help these guys win, man, which I know I can. But, damn, four minutes?”McGrady has averaged 20 points per game during his 14 years in the NBA, winning the NBA scoring title in 2003 and 2004. He’s a seven-time NBA All-Star selection but is playing for his fourth team in the last two years.