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Report: Tracy McGrady considering playing in China

Oct 4, 2012, 1:15 AM EST

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Reality is sinking in for Tracy McGrady — training camps are open and underway, teams basically have their rosters set, Rasheed Wallace hasn’t played in the NBA in two seasons but he’s got a contract, yet McGrady can’t find a team to give him a shot.

Well, not on this continent anyway.

And without other options, McGrady is considering playing in China this season, reports Chris Broussard of ESPN (who had one of his sources confirm an overseas report).

The Chinese publication, 361 Sport, first reported on Tuesday that McGrady’s representatives are in discussions with the club, Qingdao Doublestar, of the Chinese Basketball Association.

The source cautioned, however, that there is no guarantee that the 33-year-old McGrady will decide to play in China this season, even if he does not sign with an NBA team.

McGrady is still around, working out, hoping to land with a contender. And that’s not impossible — injuries and camp revelations can change the picture for a team. But that outcome is also not likely.

China doesn’t start it’s season until a month later than the NBA, giving McGrady time to see how things play out here for a couple of weeks before making a commitment to China. If he makes one at all.

  1. mrsandusky - Oct 4, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Pretty sure Ming won’t allow McGrady to set foot in China

  2. fruitcovejag - Oct 4, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    Thought he was offered a contract with the Knicks also. LOL…there’s some Centrum Silver and Ensure being passed around in that locker room.

  3. superseahawk - Oct 4, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    I didn’t know McGrady was that young, I hate when injuries ruin a potentially great career. That’s why I like Grant Hill, he turned into a solid player after all his injuries.

  4. dysraw1 - Oct 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    that’s so crazy T-Mac can still bring a lot more to the table than most believe yet he can’t get work

    • badintent - Oct 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM

      Did you actually watch 5 Piston games this past season ?? He brought nothing bu his lunch bucket . The guy has no hops left, can’t play the passing lanes, and has much younger legs blowing by him. He can make an open shot or shoot behind a pick. But can’t create his own shot no more, Sad but true. Tracy, you were a shooting star in Orlando, but now you’re just a cold meteor

      • badintent - Oct 24, 2012 at 8:33 PM

        He be gone ! “I called it in my crystal ball..’…………Wizard of OZ, I recommend the Peking Duck, the team stupid, not the meal ! Starbury and T-mac ! Fast And Furious !

  5. papichulo55 - Oct 4, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Potential disruption to the team, and not by TMac being a bad guy. The other players know and respect him as multiple scoring champ, multi All NBA, seven time All Star. Getting scrub minutes? Third or fourth option? Much better to have a professional scrub. Better team chemistry.

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