Tracy McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star is still a free agent without a team. It is likely that he would be joining the Chicago Bulls barring any hitches with his physical tests.
The Bulls had the salary cap to land then free agents LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. Instead, the new big three got together in South Florida to play for the Miami Heat. Chicago still managed to acquire talents from the Utah Jazz with Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver signing up. The Bulls also got Ronnie Brewer, another former Jazz, to play for Chicago.
Kirk Hinrich left Chicago with vacuum to fill at shooting guard. Ronnie Brewer may start at shooting guard but he may not have Hinrich’s shooting touch. Both Brewer and possible 6th man Kyle Korver can probably ease the pressure off Derrick Rose in handling the ball. This is where the value of T-Mac can possibly come in.
McGrady may no longer command as much money and playing time but his skills are still evident in his short stint with the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks last season. He has been one of the best NBA players in the last ten years. Physically, he may cause some concern with his body more prone to injury at his age.
He could still be good for ten to twenty minutes a game to provide offensive options. Getting a starter caliber player for a backup player’s salary just might be a good bargain for the Chicago Bulls.