As we all know, the Bulls will be working out Tracy McGrady on Monday and are looking for another wing player. There are arguments for and against signing TMac. I thought i'd take a closer look at his numbers from last season with the Knicks to get an idea of how he'd contribute with the Bulls, if signed.
Here are some numbers to begin with: He played 24 games, averaged 26 minutes a game which lead to 9 shot attempts a game with the Knicks in which he was basically the primary scorer/ball handler on that team.
Lets say that he only averages about 10 minutes a game with the Bulls. Given his minutes played vs shot attempts last year, this would only mean he'd take about 3.75 shots a game. Another thing is that he would not be the primary ball handler/scorer, so this number may be lower.
The only reason I point this out is that many believe he would corrupt or hog the ball; however, based on statistics this wouldn't be the case.
I may be one of the people out there that believe that given a strong belief that McGrady would be "ok" with being a bench player with limited minutes and a good teammate, that the bulls should take a chance on him. If he is getting no offers, maybe an unguarateed 1year contract for 2 million dollars would be appropriate. If he doens't work out, the bulls could just release him.
This would form a roster of:
Brewer, McGrady, House/Mason
Noah, Asik, Thomas
Again, I am not 100% a fan of McGrady or think he is all that great but if they would sign him to an unguaranteed contract in which they could also sign Mason or House I'd be interested.
Also, I attached a Poll to see everyone's opinion on McGrady as I am interested to see how many people are FOR him and how many are AGAINST him.
Would you want Tracy McGrady on the Bulls if he is given an unguaranteed contract?
Yes (532 votes)
No (99 votes)
631 total votes