Tracy McGrady, The Future Premier Sixth Man? Where T-Mac Should Sign

Dustin BrownCorrespondent IIJuly 25, 2010

NEW YORK - JANUARY 26:  Tracy McGrady #1 of the Houston Rockets watches on against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden January 26, 2009 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Bulls are collecting the "scraps" of 2010's free agency while the NBA teams, fans, and analysts that were proven wrong about them sit back in embarassment and disbelief.

Chicago has successfully inked Carlos Boozer, Ronnie Brewer, Kyle Korver, and Kurt "The Enforcer" Thomas thus far—the last of which many fans feel will help the Bulls finally slay the mighty Miami Heat.

Some of the leftover free agents such as McGrady realize that their primary function will be in the guidance of younger, inexperienced players or bench players. McGrady undoubtedly has the most skill to complement his experience, making him one of the most valuable leftovers.

Gar Forman and company realize that Taj Gibson, is a blossoming big man, and his signing displays the veteran presence that has been added for the larger men in the organization.

Since the core signings are already in place, Tracy McGrady should give Chicago a long, hard look.

McGrady is one of the few vets that see a benefit in mentoring younger players.

Why is this special?

Well, T-Mac wants to win. The Chicago Bulls wants to win. Derrick Rose wants to win.

Chicago's roster should look stellar if Tracy signs.

Point Guard: Derrick Rose, CJ Watson
Shooting Guard: Ronnie Brewer (starter), Kyle Korver, Tracy McGrady
Small Forward: Luol Deng (starter), James Johnson
Power Forward: Carlos Boozer (starter), Taj Gibson, Kurt Thomas
Center: Joakim Noah (starter), Omer Asik

If that doesn't appeal to Tracy McGrady, then he can walk.

As previously stated, T-Mac wants to win. He will come in and mentor Derrick Rose, who is a big fan of McGrady, and feel comfortable as a sixth man. At 31, he has a few years left on the meter—if he's used properly.

McGrady not only brings a veteran presence, leadership, and mentorship, but adds even more size to a team with an average height of 6'7". The former scoring champion stands at 6'8", adding leverage to the 2009-10 number one rebounding squad.

Derrick Rose, the Bulls organization, and the city of Chicago should welcome Tracy McGrady, a man of great stature and personality, as well unmatched skill and mentality.