Spurs Sign Tracy McGrady For Remainder Of Season
Mar 9, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Atlanta Hawks small forward Tracy McGrady (1) during the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has just announced that the San Antonio Spurs have signed Tracy McGrady for the remainder of the season (including the playoffs).
Tracy McGrady will sign with the San Antonio Spurs for the rest of the season, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 16, 2013
T-Mac averaged 5.3 points in 16 minutes last season with the Atlanta Hawks.
Most recently, Tracy McGrady was playing for the Qingdao DoubleStar (or something) of the Chinese Basketball Association.
We’ll update this post as more information comes in.
Official Spurs Presser:
SAN ANTONIO (April 16, 2013) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Tracy McGrady. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
In 938 career NBA games, McGrady has averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.21 steals in 32.7 minutes. The 6-8, 225-pound forward has suited up in 44 career playoffs games, averaging 25.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.16 steals in 38.5 minutes.
McGrady was named All-NBA First Team in 2002 and 2003, All-NBA Second Team in 2001, 2004 and 2007, and All-NBA Third Team in 2005 and 2008. He led the NBA in scoring in 2002-03 after averaging a career-high 32.1 points and again in 2003-04 with 28.0 ppg.
The seven-time NBA All-Star was drafted by the Toronto Raptors with the ninth overall pick in the first round of the 1997 NBA Draft. He has also suited up for the Orlando Magic (2000-04), Houston Rockets (2004-10), New York Knicks (2010), Detroit Pistons (2010-11) and the Atlanta Hawks (2011-12).
The 33-year old spent the 2012-13 season playing for Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball League. In 29 games he averaged 25.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.55 steals in 31.6 minutes.
McGrady will wear No. 1 for the Spurs.