HoopsHype Mike Bibby rumors


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With the regular season underway, 14-year NBA veteran Mike Bibby is on the outside looking in for the first time in a long time. The offseason came and went and Bibby, like a bunch of other experienced players, remained unsigned. But the former King is not giving up on his NBA career just yet. Bibby is working out in the Phoenix area, playing pick-up ball and waiting for the phone to ring. "I'm getting ready for any call," Bibby told HoopsHype in an interview. "It's reassuring that Derek Fisher got that call. People are still getting calls right now. It can happen somewhere down the line, I'm not worried about that. I'm just keeping myself ready when that call comes." HoopsHype

"Last year everybody was telling me 'It's a lockout, lockout, lockout', so I was trying to take it easy, saving my body a little bit," Bibby said. "Then two days later I have to be here and go. It was tough to have only a few days to get in shape into training camp. Not being in shape at the beginning of the season, I think it hurt me." He ended up the year on a brighter note, averaging 23.6 mpg and shooting 41.2 percent from three in the playoffs for the point-guard depleted Knicks. Bibby, who claims to be in much better shape now, thinks he can still contribute in many ways. "I can bring leadership, I can play mentor, I can play whatever role that the team wants me to play", Bibby said. "I can still shoot the ball. I feel I can still move pretty well, getting the ball to the stars on the team... Doing a little stuff like that. I'm a good locker room guy." HoopsHype

October 6, 2012 Updates

Was that someone criticizing Jeremy Lin at Knicks camp? While Knicks coach Mike Woodson has run from the Lin issue, center Tyson Chandler was blunt, saying Lin was too “inexperienced’’ and their point-guard trio of Raymond Felton-Jason Kidd-Pablo Prigioni is an upgrade over last season’s Lin-Baron Davis-Mike Bibby troika. “Baron was hurt and Jeremy was a young point guard who was just learning and figuring out an offense,” Chandler said. “It was nothing against them and it was definitely nothing against Baron. “Jeremy was a young point guard who was inexperienced, who brought a great light to the organization. But as far as being able to run the offense and putting players in the right position he just wasn’t there. We got some veteran point guards that are capable of doing that.” New York Post

September 24, 2012 Updates

Jared Zwerling: Just a FYI: Mike Bibby won't be w/ a team before training camp starts. But source close to Bibby expects him to sign somewhere. Not Knicks. Twitter

August 31, 2012 Updates

A source close to Knicks unrestricted free agent Mike Bibby told ESPNNewYork.com that it's unlikely the veteran point guard will return to New York. "We do expect a need for him [with a team] once camp starts or just before," the source said, "but we don't think it's going to be with the Knicks." ESPN.com

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First Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade throws Mike Bibby's shoe during Game 1. Now, Wade has taken what appears a playful feud to another level. When asked about Bibby Wednesday, Wade decided to take a verbal jab at his former teammate. "We know Mike has made more shots in this series than he made all last year (with the Heat)," Wade said. "Send that to Mike." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

He and Wade were first linked in the series-opener. When Bibby lost his one shoe in the backcourt during the second quarter, Wade picked it up and tossed it out bounds while play was still going. The Knicks still scored on other end, but Bibby glared at Wade after the incident. "I'd never done that before, but it was fun," Wade said after the game. "I love messing with Mike, with Bibbs." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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When point guard Mike Bibby sought his release from woeful Washington last February in order to join the Miami Heat, he was willing to give up all his 2011-12 salary, the final year of his contract. That was a cool $6.2 million. As it turns out, Bibby lost $3.9 million for this season when salaries are prorated due to the lockout and that he was able to sign a minimum $1.35 million deal with the New York Knicks. But he has no regrets. "Not at all," Bibby said before Friday's game against the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. "I'm glad I made the decision. I just think that Miami was a better place for me than Washington… Everything isn't about money. The money is always good but everything isn't about money." FOXSports Florida

Bibby admits he's "struggling a little bit." But he knows he's no longer the player who averaged a career-high 21.1 points with Sacramento in 2005-06. "I know my role," said Bibby, who was traded by the Kings to Atlanta in February 2008 before being shipped to Washington last February, a place he didn't want to be. "I'm not the guy I was once was in Sacramento and a little bit part of Atlanta trying to score 20 points a game. I just come in there and try to open the floor for the guys and try to bring leadership and coaching out there on the court. "I want to play as long as I can. I think I still got stuff left, and we'll just have to see. I can't play 35 minutes a game anymore, but I still got a lot left." FOXSports Florida

December 12, 2011 Updates

Tyson Chandler and Mike Bibby practiced for the first time yesterday with the Knicks, but interim general manager Glen Grunwald’s work wasn’t done. He was holed up in his Westchester office, working like a machine, chasing ex-Knick Jamal Crawford and Mavericks’ unheralded point guard J.J. Barea, according to NBA sources. New York Post

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