Sources: Chicago expected to sign McGrady this week
The Bulls are prepared to sign free-agent Tracy McGrady if he proves to be healthy and willing to accept a bench role, according to a source. McGrady is scheduled to workout for Chicago on Monday.
"Nothing is done until it’s done, but I expect the Bulls to sign McGrady later this week," the source said. The length and value of the contract McGrady could sign is yet to be determined.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: His role must be clearly defined before both parties sign a contract.
In other words, the Chicago Bulls must politely tell Tracy McGrady he’ll complement stars Derrick Rose and Carlos Boozer, not vice-versa.
The Bulls should also call ‘RaptorsTV’ and ask for video of McGrady’s final season in Toronto. They should then remind him how effective he was when using his length and athleticism to defend and facilitate for others.
If these expectations aren’t laid out, McGrady and the Bulls could be a difficult pairing.
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