JR Smith Thinks Tracy McGrady Could Help the Knicks

by September 15, 2012

Earlier this week, Yahoo! reported that Tracy McGrady was working out for the New York Knicks. Some met the news with skepticism—does T-Mac have anything left in the tank?—but not NYK shooting guard JR Smith, who says he’d love to play alongside the veteran swingman. Via the NY Post: “Count J.R. Smith among those who think Tracy McGrady still has something left to give. ‘Definitely,’ Smith told The Post when asked if McGrady could help the Knicks after Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday McGrady has worked out for the team. ‘T-Mac has always been an elite player in this league. We need all the help we can get in every area. … So whenever a big name comes up that can help our team, we’ve got to get him.’ Smith, who was attending a charity event last night in Brooklyn hosted by Houston Rocket and Brooklyn native Gary Forbes, said he recently has been one of several players at the Knicks’ practice facility in Westchester, and is excited for the season to get under way in a few weeks. … McGrady, who reportedly also has worked out for the Spurs, spent the final few weeks of the 2009-10 season with the Knicks after he — and his massive expiring contract — were acquired to help shed salary and make a run at that summer’s star-studded free-agent class. The 6-foot-8, 33-year-old swingman spent last season in a reserve role with the Hawks, averaging 5.3 points and 16.1 minutes per game in 52 games.”