Sunday , Apr , 11 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Tracy McGrady: I’m Not a Sixth Man

"Sixth man? I don’t see myself being a sixth man," McGrady said when someone broached that role before the Knicks were hammered, 118-103, by his former team, the Orlando Magic, Friday night at Amway Arena.

"I mean, I haven’t fallen off that — much," he said. "I’ve been hurt the last two years. But I ain’t fallen off that much."

As he continues to work his way back from microfracture knee surgery, McGrady’s struggles during his brief time with the Knicks might give teams second thoughts about signing him. But he says he won’t visit a team this summer that has interest and audition to show how far he’s come – and still has to go. "I don’t think I have to do that," he said.

McGrady, who turns 31 in May, says he’s interested in playing four or five more years. Since he has never gotten out of the first round of the playoffs, he knows his time is running out for getting a ring. So he’s not interested in playing for teams that have no chance of winning.

"I’m interested to go to a team where I can win," he said. 


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