San Antonio Spurs sign Tracy McGrady for the remainder of the season

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

OFFICIAL PRESSER:

SAN ANTONIO (April 16, 2013) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Tracy McGrady. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced.

In 938 career NBA games, McGrady has averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.21 steals in 32.7 minutes. The 6-8, 225-pound forward has suited up in 44 career playoffs games, averaging 25.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.16 steals in 38.5 minutes.

McGrady was named All-NBA First Team in 2002 and 2003, All-NBA Second Team in 2001, 2004 and 2007, and All-NBA Third Team in 2005 and 2008. He led the NBA in scoring in 2002-03 after averaging a career-high 32.1 points and again in 2003-04 with 28.0 ppg.

The seven-time NBA All-Star was drafted by the Toronto Raptors with the ninth overall pick in the first round of the 1997 NBA Draft. He has also suited up for the Orlando Magic (2000-04), Houston Rockets (2004-10), New York Knicks (2010), Detroit Pistons (2010-11) and the Atlanta Hawks (2011-12).

The 33-year old spent the 2012-13 season playing for Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball League. In 29 games he averaged 25.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.55 steals in 31.6 minutes.

McGrady will wear No. 1 for the Spurs.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the San Antonio Spurs will sign Tracy McGrady for the remainder of the season.

McGrady averaged 5.3 points in 16 minutes last season for the Atlanta Hawks.

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