HoopsHype Michael Finley rumors
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
“I got offers from the D-League before (Ricky Davis or Greg Ostertag) ever thought about playing in the D-League,” Finley said. “My thing is, I want to play basketball, I would enjoy playing in the D-League, but at the same time I don’t want to take an opportunity away from a young guy to get exposure. I’m still thinking about it. If the right situation comes, where I could be something like a player-coach, maybe I would take that opportunity.” HoopsHype
Michael Finley, a two-time NBA All-Star and a former All-American at Wisconsin, is giving back to the university by establishing an endowed scholarship to benefit minority student-athletes, Finley and the UW Department of Athletics announced Friday. "Being a Badger means a lot to me," Finley said. "The University of Wisconsin helped shape me and prepare me for a successful career in the NBA and beyond. Now it's time to give back and help other kids realize their potential and benefit from the wonderful education and experience that UW-Madison provides." Wisconsin Badgers
Now that you're fully healthy (after offseason ankle surgery) do you think there's any chance someone might call to sign you before the playoffs start? Michael Finley: If a team calls, I'll be ready. And if a team doesn't call, I can handle that as well. Either way, I'll be OK. I still think I can help a team, but I'm not going to hold my breath or make it mandatory or anything. Even if I wasn't planning on coming back, I'd still be working out. That's just how I am. ESPN.com
The Celtics brought Michael Finley in late last season for his shooting ability and his championship experience. Whether they'll bring him back is another matter. “He’s keeping his options open," said Finley's agent Henry Thomas. "Boston is definitely one of them.” Boston Globe
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