HoopsHype Michael Finley rumors

February 8, 2014 Updates

From estate sale to home sale, former NBA player Michael Finley is clearly looking to deal. After selling off an “NBA Showtime” arcade game and other assorted artifacts from his playing career at his Dallas residence in October, the retired shooting guard has slashed the price of his house in San Antonio. The former Mavericks and Spurs great had hoped to bank as much as $1.5 million when began shopping the half-acre property in 2011. Since then, however, Finley has shaved nearly $400,000 off his original ask — including a February adjustment of nearly $200,000 — bringing the current listing price to $1.099 million. Of the amenities found inside Finley’s 5,421-square-foot spread, none stand out more than his in-house movie theater, which looks primed for a marathon reel of his career highlights. Other luxuries within the four-bedroom, four-bathroom include various living rooms, a game room, a large kitchen and a master suite with walk-in closets. Realtor

March 7, 2013 Updates
January 17, 2013 Updates

Michael Finley is trying to comeback in the NBA. The experienced player talked to Basketusa about his return to the court admitting that Tony Parker offered him to play in France for ASVEL Villeurbanne. "At the beginning of the season, the Dallas Mavericks offered me a spot at the training camp but I got injured. Other teams are interested in me, I am just waiting for one of them to make the right offer to me. I have spoken with Tony Parker and he offered me the chance to play for his team in France. But my family and my children are in Dallas. I may go for a month, if it is ok for him. I had no offer yet to play but my agent is in contact with 5-10 teams. I cannot reveal the names, I can just say that 5 of them are qualified for the playoffs at the moment. I hope to return to the NBA as a player. But I won't have the chance, I'd like to stay in the NBA as GM or to work for a franchise". Sportando

December 21, 2012 Updates

Darren Wolfson: Michael Finley is another guy who wants in with the #Twolves. Heck, a lot of guys do with the open roster spot. Very little shot on Finley. Twitter @DarrenWolfson

November 23, 2012 Updates

Finley then continued to work under Nelson through the offseason, but also never stopped training to keep alive his comeback bid. After Nelson publicly acknowledged for the first time in August that both Finley and former teammate Eduardo Najera were working as special assistants to the GM, sources say the Mavericks invited Finley to training camp as a player on a non-guaranteed contract before a minor calf injury scuttled that plan. ESPN.com

August 24, 2012 Updates
August 9, 2012 Updates

Attack Athletics continues to operate under the control of a receiver. The bankruptcy filing listed Jordan as among the business’ largest creditors, saying the former Chicago Bulls star is owed $1.5 million. Another creditor listed is former NBA player Michael Finley, who guaranteed a $2 million loan. Chicago Sun-Times

July 21, 2012 Updates
July 1, 2012 Updates
March 10, 2012 Updates

However, acccording to sources close to MLSE, Grunwald did investigate trading Carter for Nash, but not until late in the 2003-04 season. At a presentation to the MLSE board, Grunwald recommended trading Carter for Nash and another player, possibly Michael Finley. SportsNet

February 18, 2012 Updates
January 6, 2012 Updates

Former face of the franchise Michael Finley sparked a bit of a stir himself sitting in a baseline seat next to longtime Mavs courtside fixture Neil Hawks for Dallas’ 98-89 victory over Steve Nash’s Phoenix Suns. Catching a Dirk vs. Nash duel, though, is not the only reason Finley’s in town this week. The 38-year-old has worked out for the past two days with newly signed Mavs forward Yi Jianlian under the watchful eye of Texas Legends coach Del Harris, as Finley continues his comeback after a year away from the game. ESPN.com

Yi’s time in Dallas will begin with a rehabilitation stint under Harris with the D-League’s Legends so China’s top player -- as he’s known in the wake of Yao Ming’s retirement -- can ease into his return from a knee injury sustained during the lockout while playing in a league game back home. But team sources say that the Legends are also trying to convince Finley to play a few games for them to show NBA teams that he’s fully shaken the ankle problems that restricted the two-time All-Star to a limited role with the Boston Celtics in the 2010 playoffs. ESPN.com

Finley, according to sources, is determined to land one last NBA job but is still weighing whether he wants to go the D-League route. If he does decide to submit his name into the D-League player pool, Finley is not guaranteed to land with the Legends, since they would not be at the front of the line to claim him. But it’s believed that Finley would eventually land in Frisco because his agent (Henry Thomas) would presumably inform teams ahead of the Legends in the waiver process that Finley is only willing to play in the D-League if he winds up with the team just 25 miles up the road from the American Airlines Center. ESPN.com

Finley, in an interview last week with HoopsHype.com, said, "When I went to Boston, my ankle wasn't 100 percent. So after that season, I got my ankle worked on. I've been working hard to get that at 100 percent. I feel a lot better than during my time in Boston. "With the lockout and the shortened season, I wouldn't be surprised if there's more injuries than usual since there's been not much of a training camp. I'm just working hard to be in shape and prepared in case an NBA team calls me." ESPN.com

January 1, 2012 Updates

Following up on the tweet, Finley told HoopsHype Friday that’s he’s feeling healthy now and ready to return to pro basketball - in the NBA or elsewhere. The 6-foot-7 last saw action during the Celtics’ Finals run one year and a half ago. Limited by ankle problems, he was little more than a bit player for the eventual NBA runner-up. HoopsHype

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