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KB-Pau-DH2012
10-08-2012, 08:13 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--tracy-mcgrady-finalizing-deal-to-play-in-china.html

After 15 often spectacular seasons in the NBA, Tracy McGrady is finalizing agreement on a one-year contract with Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

McGrady, a seven-time All-Star, couldn't secure a guaranteed NBA contract for this season and decided against trying to make a roster in training camp.

McGrady, 33, will likely complete the deal within the next couple days and leave for China within the next one to two weeks, sources said. McGrady's long-time partnership with former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming made McGrady a popular player in China, and he'll be afforded star status there.

McGrady worked out for the San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks in the past month, but neither franchise had a roster spot to commit to him. After 15 years in the league, McGrady had career-low numbers in Atlanta a season ago, averaging 5.3 points in 16 minutes per game. McGrady has been slowed with knee problems in recent years.

The Chinese season ends in March, allowing McGrady to return to the United States and possibly sign with an NBA playoff contender.

nickdymez
10-08-2012, 08:19 PM
:(

Hawkeye15
10-08-2012, 08:22 PM
Chronz, you better learn chinese so you can dominate their forums...

P Harvy
10-08-2012, 08:30 PM
Tmac just needs to give it up son

JNoel
10-08-2012, 08:32 PM
He's gone for good now, he was fun while he was around.(AI says hello)

DoMeFavors
10-08-2012, 08:47 PM
Hope he never comes back

jon32
10-08-2012, 08:53 PM
its a cover, he gotta job at popeyes chicken as the mascot

yonkerschampX4
10-08-2012, 09:13 PM
tracy mcgrady will be missed but he has a crazy good fan base in china

JordansBulls
10-08-2012, 09:49 PM
FYou Bulls management. You should have signed this guy.

KH12
10-08-2012, 10:03 PM
FYou Bulls management. You should have signed this guy.
http://nbcprobasketballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/nba_g_radmanovic_576.jpg

:cool:

JordansBulls
10-08-2012, 10:18 PM
http://nbcprobasketballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/nba_g_radmanovic_576.jpg

:cool:

Yea I know.

Shammyguy3
10-08-2012, 10:20 PM
:laugh: at JB

Six-8-TheWizard
10-08-2012, 10:36 PM
I still think some NBA team should have signed him

cheaptrikz
10-08-2012, 10:51 PM
oh JB :laugh:

Chronz
10-08-2012, 11:04 PM
I probably wont watch the NBA now

MetroMan
10-08-2012, 11:07 PM
How the mighty have fallen

KB-Pau-DH2012
10-08-2012, 11:11 PM
I probably wont watch the NBA now

You watch NBA Games too?! :speechless:


I only thought you spent majority of your time on basketball-reference.com, ESPN late night box scores and follow Tom Haberstroh and John Hollinger on Twitter. :D

Chronz
10-08-2012, 11:16 PM
I probably wont watch the NBA now

You watch NBA Games too?! :speechless:


I only thought you spent majority of your time on basketball-reference.com, ESPN late night box scores and follow Tom Haberstroh and John Hollinger on Twitter. :D
Who says your wrong?

The majority of my time IS spent researching/analyzing, watching live games is something I do just for fun.

Hellcrooner
10-08-2012, 11:27 PM
Sad.

He had three options

A) get a minimum salary on a nba contender and try to get the prestigious ring as a role player.

B) get a good chunk of money on europe on a good team, and try to win national league, cup and he prestigius euroleague being an important piece.

c) get a LARGE chunk of money by dominating bad high school like level teams in china and winning the "superprestigious" chinese league :rolleyes:



Oh my god, what greed and pride will make some people do.

Steelers23_06
10-09-2012, 01:58 AM
dang as a fan born in 90 all the players i grew up on are starting to retire/leave NBA...making me feel old lol. iverson, shaq...now this. its so sad to see the players that amazed you when you were younger and held up on a pedestal now struggling to find jobs and minutes (ray allen, vc, the entire knicks team lol). i thought these players were amazing and would be able to play at that level forever...man the good ole days :(

Chronz
10-09-2012, 02:19 AM
Sad.

He had three options

A) get a minimum salary on a nba contender and try to get the prestigious ring as a role player.

B) get a good chunk of money on europe on a good team, and try to win national league, cup and he prestigius euroleague being an important piece.

c) get a LARGE chunk of money by dominating bad high school like level teams in china and winning the "superprestigious" chinese league :rolleyes:



Oh my god, what greed and pride will make some people do.
Didnt you read the article?

popo85
10-09-2012, 02:25 AM
Chucker Arenas next

Mr. NBA
10-09-2012, 02:27 AM
injuries take a toll on a player. It doesn't matter if it's the 60's, 90's or today.

You have to have the best conditioning possible night in and night out
from city to city from contact to contact.

I'm just amazed at how players like Kobe keep in shape.

T-Mac you will be missed. Loved your crazy shooting.

xcrisisx
10-09-2012, 08:36 AM
dang as a fan born in 90 all the players i grew up on are starting to retire/leave NBA...making me feel old lol. iverson, shaq...now this. its so sad to see the players that amazed you when you were younger and held up on a pedestal now struggling to find jobs and minutes (vc, the entire knicks team lol). i thought these players were amazing and would be able to play at that level forever...man the good ole days :(

same here

JordansBulls
10-09-2012, 11:32 AM
I still don't get why Chicago never got him even back in 2010?

sp1derm00
10-09-2012, 12:52 PM
I don't get it.

Tmac put up solid numbers last season and no NBA team wants to pick him up still?