McCray Resurfaces as a Longshot


Forward Rodney McCray, 36, who hasn’t played in the NBA since undergoing hernia surgery four years ago, is trying a comeback with the Clippers.

“It was just a matter of getting healthy,” McCray said. “During the time I played my last game in Chicago until now, I haven’t felt good on a consistent basis.”

Coach Bill Fitch, who as coach of the Houston Rockets selected McCray third in the 1983 NBA draft, said McCray is an asset because of his experience.


McCray has played in 46 playoff games, only seven fewer than all the Clippers combined.

McCray, who retired after playing on the Chicago Bulls’ 1993 NBA championship team, is a longshot to make the Clippers.


Forward Lamond Murray, who has been inconsistent since the Clippers selected him seventh in the first round of the 1994 draft, has been one of the biggest surprises.

“Lamond has looked very good,” Fitch said. “ He’s got to learn to carry it over to the game. He makes good decisions in practice.”