|TMac has worked out with the Spurs and Knicks. (Getty Images)|
Tracy McGrady has been working out for NBA teams during the past two weeks, but no one has bit yet. On Thursday, reports began to surface that McGrady might not even be in the NBA next season -- instead heading to China. From HoopsHype, a translation from Hupu.com:
Today, according to Ye Xiangyu, the GM of Zhejiang Guangsha, Tracy McGradys agent already expressed the willingness of his client to play in China, even before his negotiations with Qingdao. There are rumors about T-Mac wanting a $2-million contract.
McGrady has watched his abilities diminish with age after injuries robbed him of his prime. He was useful for the Hawks last season, but might simply want a bigger role than other teams are willing to give or pay him for.
China is the new frontier for players, allowing them to make big money not only on the floor but with expansion of their brand. It's a bit late in the game for McGrady, but he still has a huge presence thanks to his time with Yao Ming. It might be the best opportunity for him if he can let go of the NBA. We'll keep you updated.