Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 3:20 pm  |  25 responses

Larry Hughes Planning an NBA Comeback

The immortal Larry Hughes would like to get back into the League. Preferably, with a title contender. Via the WaPo: “Larry Hughes wants back in, whenever the NBA lets players back in. Hughes sat out all of last season after he failed to secure the deal that he wanted in free agency two summers ago. ‘Obviously, I wanted to play,’ Hughes said recently. ‘At the same time I wanted to be stable. I didn’t want to go to a situation where it was a one-year deal, or partial guarantee deal where at any time you could be out of there moving on. I wanted certain things after moving around the past three years, to different teams, I wanted something solid. If I didn’t get that, I wasn’t coming back.’ But when he participated in the Impact Basketball Competitive Training Series last month Las Vegas, the 32-year-old Hughes said that he wasn’t quite ready to retire. ‘I still got some game left. Having a role on a team, a contending team, is what I’m looking for. We’ll see how it goes.’ In the first 12 seasons of his NBA career, Hughes never was better than his final year in Washington, when he set career highs in nearly every statistical category and he teamed with Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison to help the Wizards advance to the second round for only the second time since 1979. He cashed in big-time on that campaign, signing a five-year, $70 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hughes never became an appropriate running mate for LeBron James, done in by a faulty jump shot and frequent injuries, and spent the final three years of that deal with Chicago, New York and Charlotte … Hughes said he wasn’t worried about being out-of-sight, out-of-mind from NBA teams when they look to sign players whenever the lockout ends. ‘I think my name is out there. My peers and everybody, they know, especially contending teams, I’m somebody who knows how to play,’ said Hughes, who has career averages of 14.2 points, 4.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds but has only played 70 or more games twice.”

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  • http://nba.com GP23

    Make it happen Pat !

  • #6marjons

    anybody need a liability for fifty games?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Most post didn’t show?

  • Brock

    If the Heat are unable to pick up shane battier or Grant Hill he could be not an upgrade from those guys but a descent role player, I don’t know about sixth man

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    Allen Iverson *Stretches Knees*

  • LA Huey

    This guy doesn’t care about winning. He said as much when he was traded from Cleveland. Bum.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    I meant to say “My post didn’t show?”
    And I guess I’m not allowed to talk about a certain site dedicated to a certain player regarding taking so many bad shots..

  • T-Money

    Pat could have made it happen last year and declined so there may be something there. I’d love him as a big 1 in Miami (à la Ron Harper with CHI and LA).

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    @niq that certain site was the first thing that came to mind when I read this headline. LOL

  • Cameron

    What certain site about a certain player?…hint?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    @M Cho. Me too! But for some reason SLAM won’t let me post the link.
    @Cameron, just google the words “Larry Hughes Bad shots” and it should be the first link. lol

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Hey Larry Hughes, Please Stop Taking So Many Bad Shots?

  • dma

    he and Arenas need to reunite somewhere. for old times’ sake

  • fruizm

    does anyone remember Larry Hughes’ And 1 shoes???? When they came out I HAD TO HAVE THEM….but now, I think theyre one of the ugliest shoes ever made haha.

  • Chukaz

    Larry Hughes planning an NBA Comeback, I’m planning the rest of my life with Kate Upton. Doesn’t mean either of them is gonna happen

  • idrees

    when did he retire? i never heard of that.

  • Jer Dawg

    He WAS okay. Injuries derailed him. I don’t know why some guys just don’t know how to produce without handling the ball. It’s so easy. Run, move, catch, shoot. Play D and the game is easy.

  • L

    Like this is going to happen.L

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    I can’t believe he’s only 32.

  • King David

    hahahaha ^^^^^ 4real tho

  • http://@whogotjazz.twitter.com MIGZ

    thats good make a comeback brah! dont know why but i’d always sign him and have him as one of my role players in 2k11 lol lets just say hes a shooter! i dont know if i want 12 cause theres no rookie update until the lock ends thats F***ed so ill just wait to see what happens

  • Ali

    Dope raw talent, but never worked to improve his game over the years. This is the problem with alot of these cats that have monster AAU, H.S. and College (1 year) careers and step into The Association, talent can only carry you so far…Then they look back when there 30+ like DAMN, they don’t want me no moe, Hahahaha…

  • bigmike100

    Mmmm nah da league 2 advanced 4 larry

  • unrel

    didn’t notice he was gone until he tried to come back..

  • Devonthesexyone

    I bet his is broke and short on funds. Notice its mostly guys that lose all their money that want to make comebacks.