Knicks Looking at T-Mac for the Long-Term?

by February 12, 2010
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Donnie Walsh says he wouldn’t acquire Tracy McGrady for a short period of time (like everyone assumes), making me wonder if he’s actually seen T-Mac play basketball over the last two years: “Knicks president Donnie Walsh said a misperception exists that his interest in the Rockets’ Tracy McGrady is solely as a rental to inject life into a dying season. ‘There’s reasons other than that,’ Walsh told The Post. Walsh declined to specify, but a source said the Knicks would like to see if McGrady is someone to consider re-signing in July. At least they’d have a fallback candidate if McGrady excels and they are unable to land one of the top free agents, LeBron James or Dwyane Wade. The other four top free-agent candidates are Joe Johnson, Chris Bosh, Carlos Boozer and Amar’e Stoudemire. McGrady once was considered in those players’ class before microfracture surgery on his left knee last year. ‘I think he’s a very good player,’ Walsh said. ‘The microfracture surgery is a concern for everybody. But he’s a good player … I’ve been realistic about these first two years and I’m not doing this for immediate satisfaction.”‘