The Knicks brought in veteran Tracy McGrady for a workout with the team on Thursday, a team source confirmed. However that same source also said that despite a solid workout along with with him showing that he is in good health, the Knicks will most likely not sign the veteran and multi-time All-Star.
McGrady, who played 24 games for the Knicks in 2009-10, is one of a large group of players that the Knicks are currently looking at as potential additions to the roster as the upcoming training camp approaches closer. McGrady, 33, was constantly being bothered by a knee injury in his short time with the Knicks. In hhis run with the Knicks, McGrady averaged 9.4 points and handed out 3.9 assists per game. The 15-year veteran is coming off of an inconsistent season in Atlanta where he averaged 5.3 points, 2.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 16 minutes a night coming off the bench.
Along with Mcgrady, The knicks also worked out Malcolm Thomas. Thomas was undrafted in 2011 and played in the D-League last season. He also had a three-game stint with San Antonio. Thomas, a 6-9 forward, had a strong showing this summer with the Bulls and is said to be looking for a guaranteed contract whick could really end up being a holdup for him landing a spot on the Knicks roster as well.
The Knicks have reportedly also inquired about Sean Williams and Lou Amundson. The Knicks however must choose wisely when it comes to who they decide to add to the roster for the fact that the Knicks currently have nineteen players under contract, with thirteen of of them who are signed to guaranteed deals. NBA rules stipulate that teams can have a maximum of 15 players on the opening night roster. So, in theory, the Knicks can add two players to the roster, assuming they don’t keep any of the players under contracts who are not fully guaranteed.
We will continue to keep you updated as new news comes in about these workouts comes in. However, for now Knick fans, take these workouts for exactly what they are as of right now. JUST A WORKOUT.
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