George Gervin and David Robinson are scratching their heads after the San Antonio Spurs signed Tracy McGrady (we didn’t know he was still playing, either) just before the start of the 2013 NBA playoffs. McGrady played in the Chinese league this year and hasn’t played in an NBA game since the 2011 season.
McGrady was a star, of sorts, in China this year, averaging 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to be his former self that led the NBA in scoring in 2003 and 2004. His last NBA stint with the Atlanta Hawks only saw him play 16 minutes per game while scoring a little over five points per game, so he’s likely not going to be a huge contributor for the Spurs in the postseason.
After releasing Stephen Jackson, the Spurs basically replaced him with McGrady on their playoff roster, but was that a smart move? San Antonio is a powerhouse and McGrady has never won an NBA playoff series. He might curse the Spurs and cause them to lose in the first round as the No. 2 seed in the West. Does this signing seem odd to you or is it just me? Comment below and let us know what you think of this bizarre roster move.
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