McGrady retires, open to China return


Tracy McGrady (203 cm) retired from the NBA on Monday, ending a 16-year career as one of the league’s most prolific scorers. Tracy was drafted straight out of high school by the Toronto Raptors, ninth overall in 1997 NBA draft. He had impressive career averages of 19.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg and 4.4 apg. At the height of his game, the seven-time all-star was compared to the likes of Kobe Bryant and his high-flying cousin, Vince Carter.

He was signed by the San Antonio Spurs in April 2013, with the hope that he would add depth to their bench during the NBA playoffs. To his disappointment however, McGrady was not given the opportunity to make any significant contribution to the Spurs’ 2013 title run.

Before his NBA return, T-Mac played 29 in China for the Qingdao Double Star Eagles where he averaged 25.0 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 5.1 apg. Even though his days as an NBA player are now behind him, McGrady has left the door open to make a return to China, possibly resuming his career there.

“I’m retiring from the NBA. My options are still open to going back to China. I mean, my brand is so huge over there, so I might continue to expand on that.” – Tracy McGrady


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