Veteran free agent Tracy McGrady worked out for the Bulls today, though there’s no immediate indication they’ll sign him. But McGrady knows how much he’d help improve the Bulls:â†µ
“Without me, without Boozer, they’re a .500 ball club. And with the guys that they added, if they add me, I think we’ll be 30 points better. I think we’ll be a better defensive team with Thibodeau, who I played with for three years. So [the Bulls] have a really good chance of being good. The city should be excited about this team.”â†µ
“30 points better.” What does that mean? McGrady says, correctly, the Bulls were a .500 club last season. If they add 30 points to that percentage, they’ll be a .530 team — 43-39.â†µ
Well, that’s not so good. Did he mean they’d score 30 points more per game? The 2009-10 Bulls averaged 97.5 points per game. 127.5 PPG would break the league record, currently held by the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets (126.5 PPG).â†µ
No wonder the Bulls aren’t taking any action on McGrady yet. They must be waiting for the translator to return the English version of his statement.