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Bulls are looking closely at T-Mac

Posted on: July 22, 2010 10:04 am
Edited on: July 22, 2010 10:06 am
Posted by Royce Young

Yesterday, Tracy McGrady tweeted , "Clippers, Bulls, Lakers, Heat.... but that could change by the morning... lol.. this is the NBA."

He's already worked out for the Clippers and according to reports, the Bulls are taking a closer look too. David Aldridge of reports McGrady will work out for Chicago on Monday.
The Bulls have already had a very busy summer, signing power forward Carlos Boozerl, shooting guards Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver and completing a sign-and-trade earlier this week for backup point guard C.J. Watson from the Warriors. McGrady could provide veteran insurance at small forward for Chicago behind Luol Deng, who has battled injury in the past few seasons.

But hold that thought one second. Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago writes it's "unlikely" the Bulls move on McGrady. His reasoning: "Sure, there is a chance that he could fit into the laid-back atmosphere of the Bulls' locker room, but the risk of him becoming a disturbance to the young core the organization already has in place may be outweigh any positives that McGrady's presence in a Chicago uniform could bring."

But all of that is just opinion on the part of Friedell. While it's sound thought, the fact that McGrady probably wants to be in Chicago on a rising, contending team and the fact the Bulls would love a little veteran presence and sem-reliable scorer makes it a nice fit.

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