HoopsHype Antonio McDyess rumors


February 17, 2011 Updates

McDyess has been an integral part of the Spurs’ rotation as a defender, with the versatility to guard the entire gamut of NBA big men. His most famous moment, of course, was the tip-in to beat the Lakers earlier on this rodeo trip. McDyess credits Popovich’s minutes management for potentially prolonging his career another season. “It’s the best situation I’ve ever been in,” McDyess said. San Antonio Express-News

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The Pistons often had a stereo blaring music in their locker room before games. That won’t be found in the Spurs’ locker room. After the Spurs’ win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday, the team enjoyed a dinner together in San Francisco. “When I got there, the Pistons were playing music, rapping and cursing,” McDyess said. “They said that’s what worked for them. And half of them said that if they don’t go out [the night] before a game they don’t play well. On this team you don’t get that. Different things work for different teams.” Yahoo! Sports

January 20, 2011 Updates

Jeff McDonald: McDyess joked he should get some time off after exerting himself for two dunks. "He's dunking again now, after a few years," Manu says. Twitter

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December 17, 2010 Updates

Antonio McDyess had said this likely would be his final NBA season. He's not backing off. Barring an unexpected turn of events, the San Antonio Spurs forward will retire after this, his 16th season. "No doubt,'' McDyess said in an interview with FanHouse before Thursday's game at Denver about retiring. "I've been in it for 16 years. I'm tired. My body is breaking down. I'm just tired. Enough is enough.'' FanHouse.com

"If I'm willing to retire, definitely it's not about the money right now,'' McDyess said. "(Playing) 16 years is a long time. I had fun. I've been blessed to play that long. Just to get to this point of my career is definitely a great thing. But I know when to say, 'No (more).' I know when to stop because I can't do it no more. I'm out there and can't run around with young guys and waking up with achy bones for no reason. That's kind of telling me it's time to let it go.'' FanHouse.com

October 9, 2010 Updates

Veteran big man Antonio McDyess, the Spurs' oldest player at age 36, said he doesn't plan to play past this season. “I didn't know what to expect when they signed me (in 2009), and I'm glad to be back,” McDyess said, “but I think this is it. I'm the oldest player (on the Spurs) now, and I feel like it. I'm not trying to see any more years. I'm pretty sure this is it. “My body just can't take it. I'm not Juwan Howard. I can't believe he's still out there, even though he is in great shape.” San Antonio Express-News

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