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Tracy McGrady nearing deal with Bulls

Jul 25, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

In news that would be stunningly relevant in 2003, Marc Stein of ESPN reports that the Bulls are nearing an agreement with former Raptor/Magic/Rocket/Knick and former All-Star Tracy McGrady. There’s no word on the terms of the deal, but if it’s for a dollar over league veteran minimum, someone in Chicago’s offices screwed up.

McGrady had expressed interest in joining the Heat, but Miami never returned the interest. McGrady worked out for the Clippers, but nothing seemed to come of it, and according to the report, it was primarily an effort to nudge the Bulls into signing him.

The Bulls are in need of bench wing scoring, and McGrady could fit well as a backup to Luol Deng, if his body can keep in good condition. Of course, there hasn’t been a season in four years where that’s been the case, but it’s always possible. This does seem to fit in with the Bulls’ strategy this year: don’t sign the top guys you can get, but get big names that seem to indicate progress but likely won’t put them over the hump.

That should work out well.

  1. Darryl Tyrone - Jul 26, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    This article is spot on,after signing Boozer they had enough cap space to sign another max player.Instead of dealing for a quality starter they signed non-impact players like Brewer,Korver, and Watson.Chicago is now officially the Utah Jazz of the East

  2. Moni - Jul 26, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    Darryl Tyrone
    Who do you suggest they should have given max money too? Rudy Gay? If you’re gonna say some bs like that, at least suggest names. And you can’t say any of the big 3 FA (bosh, lebron, wade) because they did try to sign them.

  3. yourmother - Jul 27, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    ::takes out dick and waves it around, counterclockwise::

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