Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Tracy McGrady is going to get a chance to show he is still a top NBA player.
And he wants to stick around if the New York Knicks bring in some bigger stars this summer, even if it means taking less money.
McGrady joined the Knicks on Friday after being acquired in a three-team trade a day earlier. He says he is healthy after microfracture knee surgery, vowing that, “This is not the same Tracy from last season, when I was hobbling on one leg.”
The seven-time All-Star knows he could just be a short-term rental before the Knicks pursue players such as LeBron James or Dwyane Wade this summer, but says he would take a considerable pay cut from this season’s $22.5 million salary to stay in New York if the Knicks got those players.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.