New York Knicks: Tracy McGrady

McGrady gets workout with Knicks

September, 14, 2012
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.

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David Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty ImagesTracy 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.

The Knicks have reportedly also inquired about Sean Williams and Lou Amundson, among others.

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, Thomas is looking for a guaranteed deal, which could be a holdup with the Knicks.

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T-Mac: Knicks took big steps forward

October, 27, 2010
Knicks president Donnie Walsh may still be kicking himself for the Tracy McGrady trade he made last season, in which he surrendered a 2012 first-round draft pick that could have been used in a deal with Denver for Carmelo Anthony.

But McGrady says Walsh shouldn't be too hard on himself. McGrady, who signed a one-year, $1.35 deal with the Pistons after a brief stint with the Knicks in 2009-10, says Walsh has the team headed in the right direction.

"For so long, they were the laughingstock of the NBA. But I think [Walsh] is taking some big steps forward," McGrady told prior to Detriot's shootaround at the Prudential Center in Newark on Wednesday morning. "[Signing] Amare [Stoudemire] was definitely a big step. I think they've got a nice, young nucleus over there as far as talent and it's going to be interesting to see where they finish up. I definitely think they'll be a lot better than they were last year."

McGrady averaged 9.4 points and 3.9 assists in 24 games with the Knicks. The seven-time All-Star said he never engaged in any discussion with Walsh about returning to the Knicks this season.



Carmelo Anthony
23.4 3.3 0.8 36.3
ReboundsA. Stoude... 7.4
AssistsJ. Calderon 4.1
StealsP. Prigioni 1.3
BlocksS. Dalembert 1.3