McGrady wants to play baseball in US, but likely to play another year in China


McGradySeven-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady has recently made an interesting proposal to the Jacksonville Jaguars after they lost to the Oakland Raiders.

McGrady tweeted: “Jacksonville @jaguars need to bring me on in for a tryout at QB or receiver!”

Some Jaguars players did not find such a preposition from McGrady to play quarterback funny.

“You’re more than welcome to come and, you know, sign a waiver and come to a live practice,” running back Maurice Jones-Drew told ESPN.com “We’ll see how it works out for you, right? ‘Cause it’s that easy.”

At 6-foot-8 and 225 pounds, McGrady would certainly be the tallest quarterback in the NFL if he did play. At age 34, he’d also be among the oldest.

ESPN said one reporter asked Jones-Drew if McGrady could even make it through five NFL practices. “I don’t know,” Jones-Drew said. “You never know. He might be tougher than what most people think.”

On the other hand, McGrady seems to like the idea of playing one more year of basketball in China, where he has already established himself.

McGrady, who spent a season in China recently playing for Qingdao Double Star Eagles before he joined the Spurs, has expressed interest in returning to play one final season there.

“I have a lot of fans over there so we’ll see,” via the Sun-Herald.com.

Before he announced his retirement in August, McGrady had hinted at returning to China to play out his career. His time spent there was a bit rocky, as he was suspended for calling an officiating crew “three blind mice” in a tweet and also got in trouble for throwing a blatant elbow into the face of an opposing player.

Tracy McGrady retired from the NBA in August 2013, following his rather bleak short stay with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Playoffs the same year.

McGrady nearly won his first NBA title, but the Spurs lost to the Miami Heat in an epic seven-game finals series in June.

McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in a career that started in 1997, when he was drafted out of high school.

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