May 4, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Tracy McGrady (1) reacts to an injury during the second half of game three against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

New York Knicks to work out Tracy McGrady


The New York Knicks, still looking to add depth to an already deep team will work out former seven-time All-Star Tracy McGrady on Thursday, according to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski.

May 10, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Tracy McGrady (1) is guarded by Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen (20) during the third quarter of game six in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

McGrady is still in search of a guaranteed contract for the 2012-13 season, worked out for the San Antonio Spurs earlier in the week.

Once a dominant NBA scorer, McGrady was hit by injury after injury and played last season in Atlanta where he averaged 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds off the bench for the Hawks, playing in 52-of-66 regular season games.

The former two-time scoring champion and first-team All-NBA player, McGrady has been slowed with knee problems in recent years and is running out of time to land that guaranteed contract from an NBA franchise, with most rosters being close to set.  League sources (per Wojnarowski) say he will likely have to choose between accepting a “make-good” training-camp invite or going overseas – perhaps to China.

The Knicks have discussed the possibility of adding another perimeter scoring threat, and want to evaluate McGrady for a possible return. McGrady played 24 games in 2010 with the Knicks after being acquired from the Houston Rockets, averaging 9.3 points per game in over 24 minutes per night.

Personally I don’t like the idea at all as I would rather see the team add a backup big that can play the 4 and the 5, but it can’t hurt to work McGrady out. I don’t think he offers much value to an NBA team, especially one like the Knicks who have most of their pieces already in place.

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