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Two-Time Scoring Champ McGrady Retires From NBA After 16 Seasons

San Antonio Spurs Player Tracy McGrady
San Antonio Spurs player Tracy McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in his career. Photographer: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Tracy McGrady is retiring from the National Basketball Association, ending a 16-year career in which he made seven All-Star appearances and twice led the league in scoring.

McGrady, 34, announced the decision today on his Twitter account. He played in six games last season with the San Antonio Spurs, all in the postseason, shooting 0-for-7 with no points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

The Toronto Raptors drafted McGrady out of high school with the No. 9 pick in 1997. He was traded before the 2000-01 season to the Orlando Magic, where he became one of the NBA’s elite scorers.

From 2000 to 2007 with the Magic and the Houston Rockets, McGrady averaged over 24 points a game every year. He was named an All-Star each of those seasons, and led the NBA in scoring in 2002-03 and 2003-04.

McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in his career. He also spent time with the New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks.

To contact the reporters on this story: Eben Novy-Williams in New York at enovywilliam@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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