HoopsHype Greg Ostertag rumors


December 27, 2011 Updates

Ostertag spent most of his NBA career with the Utah Jazz and was one of the most the best shot-blockers in the league, swatting a shot every 11.4 minutes of playing time. "I missed playing,'' Ostertag said. "I shouldn't have quit when I did and I feel like I got to give it one last shot to see if I can make it happen. "I know there's a lot of naysayers out there who think I couldn't play when I was younger and how am I going to be able to play now? But I'm going to give myself a month or two to get in really good shape and see what happens.'' Dallas Morning News

December 23, 2011 Updates

Former NBA starters Ricky Davis and Greg Ostertag have decided to make an NBA comeback through the NBA Development League, league sources told Ridiculous Upside on Thursday night. Both players have signed D-League contracts and will find out their new teams after clearing waivers on Tuesday afternoon. Ridiculous Upside

November 11, 2010 Updates

The Texas Legends and coach Nancy Lieberman have expected for some time that 11-year NBA veteran Greg Ostertag would attempt a comeback by playing for the Legends or possibly join them as an assistant coach. Tag has been out of the NBA since the end of 2005-06 season. But the 37-year-old from Duncanville has decided to shelve plans to resume his career for family reasons. ESPN.com

September 10, 2010 Updates

Greg Ostertag, the center from Duncanville who went to Kansas and spent most of his 11-year NBA career with the Utah Jazz, was working out with the Mavericks' Alexis Ajinca at American Airlines Center. Ostertag won't be wearing a Mavericks' uniform, but he may be close to earning a spot as a player and/or assistant coach with the Texas Legends, who will play in Frisco as part of the NBA Development League. Ostertag, 37, has been out of basketball for four years. He spent nine seasons with Utah, then was with Sacramento for one year before returning to the Jazz for the 2005-06 season, after which he retired. Legends co-owner Donnie Nelson said it's possible Ostertag will join the team. The likable big man averaged 4.6 points and 5.5 rebounds for his NBA career. Asked if the Mavericks might have an interest in Ostertag, Nelson said that they already have four centers on the roster (Brendan Haywood , Tyson Chandler , Ajinca and Ian Mahinmi) and aren't looking to add more. Dallas Morning News

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