Quentin Richardson and Tracy McGrady today signed deals with the Knicks and Spurs, respectively. Their contracts, which are good through the rest of the season, signal that New York and San Antonio are both determined to take another run at the 2003 NBA title.
Richardson, 33, played for the Knicks from 2005-09, and he'll now be be one of the younger players on a team that's expecting its injured big men to return for the start of this weekend's playoffs. McGrady, who turns 34 next month, once scored 13 points in 35 seconds against the Spurs, though that was back in the days when the game had to be stopped so the ball could be removed from the peach basket whenever someone scored.
Neither Q-Rich nor T-Mac has played in the NBA since last year. McGrady spent the past season in the Chinese Basketball Association, where he threw some elbows, got some diarrhea, and got himself suspended. That's him down below, in his new uniform, sporting both a few extra pounds and some rather large tan lines from his sunglasses. Yep. Tracy McGrady is now your oldhead uncle who just called next.