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Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 2:50 pm  |  19 responses

Mike Bibby Hopes to Sign With an NBA Team


Free agent point guard Mike Bibby is looking for an NBA gig, and says the fact that geezers like Derek Fisher continue to find jobs in the League gives him hope. From Hoopshype: “With the regular season underway, 14-year NBA veteran Mike Bibby is on the outside looking in for the first time in a long time. The offseason came and went and Bibby, like a bunch of other experienced players, remained unsigned. But the former King is not giving up on his NBA career just yet. Bibby is working out in the Phoenix area, playing pick-up ball and waiting for the phone to ring. ‘I’m getting ready for any call,’ Bibby said. ‘It’s reassuring that Derek Fisher got that call. People are still getting calls right now. It can happen somewhere down the line, I’m not worried about that. I’m just keeping myself ready when that call comes.’ [...] ‘Last year everybody was telling me ‘It’s a lockout, lockout, lockout’, so I was trying to take it easy, saving my body a little bit,’ Bibby said. ‘Then two days later I have to be here and go. It was tough to have only a few days to get in shape into training camp. Not being in shape at the beginning of the season, I think it hurt me.’ He ended up the year on a brighter note, averaging 23.6 mpg and shooting 41.2 percent from three in the playoffs for the point-guard depleted Knicks. Bibby, who claims to be in much better shape now, thinks he can still contribute in many ways. ‘I can bring leadership, I can play mentor, I can play whatever role that the team wants me to play’, Bibby said. ‘I can still shoot the ball. I feel I can still move pretty well, getting the ball to the stars on the team … Doing a little stuff like that. I’m a good locker room guy.’”

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  • JML-G

    while id like to see him get a deal, his seasons with Heat and Knicks makes me think he aint got much left.. tho who knows – i thought the same bout Stackhouse after his time in Miami and Atlanta, but look @ him now with Nets

  • LaLa

    He’s useless. He can still shoot? Didn’t look like that in Miami in the 2011 playoffs. He was just out there putting up bricks smh. LeBron shot better than him in the Finals. Which is saying a lot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HolyBaller Dillan Leu

    Might as well tell Jason Williams to come back to the NBA too lol.

  • Dymez

    Why not just give Bob Cousy a call while we’re at it.

  • roscoe

    i have an idea… instead of CHA giving out free tickets.. sign vlade, cwebb, dchristie, bibby, bjackson and other retirees like TMAC, Finely, Yao, AI, and Pippen.

    oh forget it… that is a horrible idea, they are all too old.

  • Redd

    Bibby? Lol

  • shockexchange

    Bibby and Kenyon Martin must have the same agent. They’re in the file called “struggle clients.”

  • Caboose

    Is there a better point guard on the Lakers’ roster though?

  • manhandled

    I don`t think so.

  • http://twitter.com/DPisWill DePaul Williams

    Kenyon Martin, Mike Bibby, Tmac, AI, etc….I swear SLAM ONLINE is turning into the “Craig’s List” of free agency lol

  • LakeShow

    Honestly maybe lol.
    Duhon might be able to out play Bib’s these days.

  • robb

    mini me is done, but he can always go to China.

  • Cammm

    They would probably still be a younger team then the Knicks

  • gusisit

    next slam headline: wilt chamberlain’s corps looking for an nba gig

  • coggie13

    and be better than the wizards.

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    Bibby couldn’t even dribble the ball past half court last season, Bibby and cwebb where the reasons why i grew up a kings fan but it’s over fam….its over

  • Max

    No!

  • G

    Bibby would fit in perfect for the Lakers right now they need a pg

  • http://www.facebook.com/austin.anthony.77 Austin Anthony

    The good thing about bibby, is that he knows how to run an offense. He can set an offense up and make the good pass. Yea he lost his shot and his quickness, but he is a respectable player he brings good morale to the team.

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