Friday, September 14, 2012
McGrady gets workout with Knicks
By Ian Begley
The Knicks brought in veteran Tracy McGrady for a workout, a team source confirmed.
The source said McGrady appeared to be in good health but it doesn't appear that a signing is imminent.
Tracy McGrady played 24 games for the Knicks during the 2009-10 season.
McGrady, who played 24 games for the Knicks in 2009-10, is among several players the team is monitoring as training camp approaches.
The Knicks currently have 19 players under contract, 13 of whom are signed to guaranteed deals.
NBA rules stipulate that teams can have a maximum of 15 players on the opening night roster. So, in theory, the Knicks can add two players to the roster, assuming they don't keep any of the players under contracts who are not fully guaranteed.
McGrady, 33, seemed hampered by a knee ailment in his short run with the Knicks. He averaged 9.4 points and handed out 3.9 assists per game. The 15-year veteran is coming off of an up-and-down season in Atlanta. Off the bench, he averaged 5.3 points, 2.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 16 minutes a night.
Yahoo! Sports first reported McGrady's workout in New York. The web site reported that McGrady worked out for the San Antonio Spurs earlier this week.
The Knicks also hosted former New Mexico State standout Malcolm Thomas for a workout Thursday. Thomas was undrafted in 2011 and played in the D-League last season. He also had a three-game stint with San Antonio.
Thomas, a 6-9 forward, had a strong showing this summer with the Bulls. According to RealGM.com, Thomas is looking for a guaranteed deal, which could be a holdup with the Knicks.
Question: Would you like to see the Knicks bring McGrady back?