Houston star Tracy McGrady has vowed that when he returns to the court after sitting out with a sore knee he'll turn around his disappointing season.
He will undergo his offseason conditioning regimen over the next two weeks in an effort to improve his play.
"I think it's a very important decision," McGrady said. "It's been a tough season, my toughest season. You anticipate the season coming off a disappointing playoffs, not having our big man, again exiting out of the first round. So you get those additions with Ron (Artest) and the other guys we added to this team. That anticipation builds up.
"It wasn't my normal offseason. It wasn't my normal training camp. It's been tough physically and mentally. I didn't have the offseason I normally have to prepare for the season.
"I tried to go out and play on one leg. This league is too good. Me trying to get our team off to a good start kind of hurt me a little bit and maybe put our team somewhat in a funk.
"I'm going to bust my butt to try to get back."
We shall see, T-Mac.