Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  14 responses

Antoine Walker Could Be NBDL-Bound

The Artist Formely Known as Employee No.8 will reportedly (and finally) return to pro hoops; it just won’t be in the NBA. Not yet, anyway. FanHouse reports: “Antoine Walker has made numerous comeback attempts since last playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2007-08 NBA season, but the latest may show how dedicated he actually is at getting another shot in the NBA. Walker could soon be signing a contract with the NBA Development League, possibly as soon as Monday, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation. Walker, 34, averaged 17.5 points and 7.7 rebounds over the course of his 12-year NBA career but wasn’t able to earn an NBA training camp invite with the Charlotte Bobcats earlier this year after showing up to practice with them in September, a career move that seemingly signaled the end of domestic relevance for the former three-point ‘shimmy’er.”

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  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    good for him. maybe he should go to china though, seems like that’s the place to be for former nbaers.

  • LA Huey

    There’s no age limit for D-League players?

  • nyymah2k

    I see a return to the heat

  • MikeC.

    I thought the D-League was for developing young talent.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    was watching some D-League this weekend…some entertaining basketball being played…new franchises and such. I realize professional leagues overseas pay 5x as much (when they want to apparently) but guys with NBA aspirations have better opportunity for call-ups in the D-League

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @LA Huey @MikeC if yall’ve watched some games you’d see most of those guys aren’t spring chicken. I’m sure that was the goal at its inception but now its more of a second division pool for possible talent. Antonio Daniels is out there now, a couple of other guys as well. He could probably make millions in Europe somewhere but his intentions are to get back into the league

  • add

    i remember when walker was an all star with the celts…

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    btw in that comment I was referring to AD…and I probably exagerated that amount a bit, not sure

  • MikeC.

    ^^^ you’re probably pretty close with that salary guess. 1 million Euros/yr sounds about right for AD. I haven’t seen him play for awhile, so I don’t know what he has left, but 1 million Euros sounds about right for AD.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    He has the desire to play, and he wont stop until he absolutely has to. Keep on

  • spit hot fiyah

    why do u shoot so many 3s?

  • http://www.twitter.com/chris_griff_3 Chris_Griff_3

    I’m excited for this. If he can get himself in shape, he should be offered a chance at retribution. ‘Toine is a beast on the offensive glass.

  • ClydeSays

    As a life-long Celtics fan I suspect the only reason Toine might have racked up offensive boards is because he figured out that his 3 point misses would usually bounce back to him. I wonder when he ranks in all time 3PT attempts made by a PF?…

  • Zeiram

    Lol at the guys throwing around millions for playing here in Europe. The absolute best players get maybe around 2-3mil. But these are guys who are easily on NBA level like Rubio, Iverson, formerly Boykins and Childress and so on. Guys like Antonio Daniels wouldn´t even get 1 mil. Good teams don´t need these guys and the teams that do actually go after them usually do it for the name only (see Iverson). You´ll get more than in the D-league but only because the D-league pays nothing.