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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