Is Tracy McGrady the Answer in Chicago?
ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith dropped a nugget of information Thursday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000 that surely caught the attention of plenty of Chicago Bulls fans.
Smith said as soon as the lockout ends veteran swingman Tracy McGrady will sign wth the Bulls. If that happens, I doubt McGrady in a Bulls uniform gets them that much closer to a title whenever the new season begins.
McGrady will be 33 in May and has been through the grind of 14 NBA seasons. He’s coming off a season with the Detroit Pistons in which he averaged just eight points. Granted, he played in 72 games, but he is a shell of the player he used to be.
He’s dealt with knee injuries over the past few years, including enduring the pain and rehabilitation that comes with microfracture knee surgery. He’s never been a great defender so how would that mix with Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau who preaches defense first, second and third?