Tracy McGrady retires from NBA

Posted By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   Aug. 26, 2013 at 12:17 PM   |   Comments

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Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Two months after his Spurs reached the NBA Finals, Tracy McGrady is retiring from the NBA.

McGrady, 34, announced his retirement Monday. The seven-time All-Star last played with the San Antonio Spurs, contributing minor minutes during the team's run to a Western Conference championship after signing late in the season.

"It's been 16 years playing the game I love. I've had a great run but it's time for it to come to an end," McGrady said.

McGrady retires with career averages of 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. He was drafted fourth overall in 1997 by the Toronto Raptors. In his prime, he was NBA's top scorer with the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets.

Injuries hurt his performance in his mid-20s, though, and has bounced between one-year deals since 2010. This season was the first time McGrady advanced passed the first round of the NBA playoffs, after first-round losses in 2003, 2005 and 2007.

He said he would still consider playing overseas, however.

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