Antonio McDyess Won’t Retire After All

by July 01, 2011

The San Antonio Spurs and Antonio McDyess have agreed to take another look at the 36-year old’s deal next summer, after he informed them that he won’t retire (which he was seriously considering last season.) From the Express-News: “McDyess’ contract called for him to be paid $5.2 million next season unless the Spurs waived him by midnight Thursday. The deal is partially guaranteed even if the Spurs ultimately decide to release the 36-year-old veteran of 14 NBA seasons. With the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the players union to expire one minute after midnight Thursday, the Spurs proposed extending the deadline to the first day of the next player free agency period, whenever that may be. McDyess and his agent, Andy Miller, agreed to the salary guarantee extension on Thursday. Though McDyess indicated numerous times that he intended to make 2010-11 his final NBA season, the Spurs are convinced he could continue as a contributing player. The prospect that the 2011-12 season might be truncated by the labor dispute that appears headed for a lockout could be a factor in McDyess’ ultimate decision about continuing his playing career.”