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Tracy McGrady: With Me, Bulls Will Be '30 Points Better'

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:

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“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.”

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“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.

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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).

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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.