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Brian Cardinal
Brian Cardinal
Position: None
Born: 05/02/77
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Cardinal played for the Mavericks on the 2011 championship team and was one of the leaders of the locker room. He knows the culture that coach Rick Carlisle and the staff have created and believes it will be a terrific influence on Hammons. Asked if Hammons could have as good a career as Brian Cardinal, who was drafted 44th in 2000 and played a dozen NBA seasons, the always self-deprecating Cardinal said: “He hasn’t even played a pro game and he’s already surpassed Brian Cardinal as an NBA player.”
Cardinal, 35, is a free agent after 12 years in the league. He knows his NBA days are numbered. He hopes they’re not yet expired. “I’d like to play another year and see where that goes, but at the same time I understand it’ a crazy business,” Cardinal said after the Purdue alumni game Saturday at Mackey Arena. “I’m awfully thankful for the previous 12 years. I’ve played longer than anybody would have expected, myself included. If I can sneak out another year, it’d be great.”