The San Antonio Spurs have added a little extra depth to their roster before the playoffs. NBA veteran Tracy McGrady joined the Spurs today just a few days before the end of the regular season.
ESPN reports that McGrady will not play during the Spurs final regular-season game on Wednesday night but he will be eligible to play in the playoffs.
The team did not disclose the terms of the contract. They did say, however, that McGrady will be wearing No.1 for the Spurs playoff run.
The 33-year-old didn’t play in the NBA this year but he has been working out. McGrady spent the 2012-13 season in the Chinese Basketball Association where he averaged 25 points and 7.2 rebounds this season. The last time that McGrady played in the NBA was during the 2011-12 season when he averaged 5.3 points.
The Spurs are hoping that McGrady can help them make a run into the playoffs but basketball fans may be a little skeptical about McGrady’s playoff power. Despite leading the NBA in scoring in 2003 and 2004 and despite being a 7-time all-star, McGrady has never won a playoff series.
McGrady has never advanced to the second round of the playoffs but he has played in 44 playoff games. He averaged 25.2 points and 6.3 rebounds during his career in the playoffs.
The Spurs will be playing the Houston Rockets or the Los Angeles Lakers during the first round of the playoffs. Do you think Tracy McGrady will finally win a playoff series?
McGrady told ESPN: “Whatever happens, I’m just glad to be a part of this environment … [It’s] something I never experienced while being my best!”