ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 08: Tracy McGrady #1 of the Atlanta Hawks reacts after a three-point basket against the Indiana Pacers at Philips Arena on February 8, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Atlanta's Tracy McGrady voiced his displeasure over his playing time following Saturday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
"I'm tired of this [bleep]," McGrady said. "You can put that in the paper, I don't give a [bleep]."
McGrady played just over four minutes in Saturday's game in Portland just two days after he sat out against the Phoenix Suns because of the back-to-back situation. McGrady says that he made the call in the Suns game but clearly wasn't happy with the situation on Saturday night.
"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 also told the AJC's Michael Cunningham that he had approached Hawks coach Larry Drew in the past about the situation but didn't plan to do so again. He stopped short of asking for a trade but the situation is clearly not over.
McGrady has played in 26 games for the Hawks this season while averaging 17.5 minutes. He is averaging 6.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.