HoopsHype TJ Ford rumors

March 12, 2012 Updates
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The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned T.J. Ford to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League as he continues his rehabilitation process from a torn left hamstring he suffered at Milwaukee on Jan. 10. Ford will practice with the Toros today in San Antonio at the Spurs practice facility. He is scheduled to rejoin the Spurs tomorrow. NBA.com

February 24, 2012 Updates

The Nuggets game was the 24th consecutive contest guard T.J. Ford has missed since he tore a muscle in his left hamstring area Jan. 10 at Milwaukee. The former University of Texas star’s long wait to return to the court might be ending soon. “We’re hoping we’ll get T.J. back after the All-Star break, or maybe one or two games after the break,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “We think somewhere in there he’ll be ready to go.” San Antonio Express-News

Ford has been going one-on-one against rookie Cory Joseph on off days and after shootarounds during the Western portion of the rodeo road trip. He’s been working in some two-on-two games, as well. As eager as he is to return, he understands it is going to take a while to get back to the productive level at which he had been playing before the injury. “I’ve got to get my legs back under me,” he said while lacing up his sneakers for a one-on-one session with Joseph after a morning practice at the Pepsi Center. “I’ve got to work back to doing stop moves and taking contact. “Just getting back into a groove will be important for me, getting back to the rhythms of the season, sleeping, eating, the routine.” San Antonio Express-News

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The San Antonio Spurs today announced that the team has signed guard T.J. Ford. Per club policy details of the contract were not released. The 28-year-old Texas native has posted career averages of 11.4 points, 5.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 415 regular season games in seven NBA seasons. Prior to signing with San Antonio the 6-0, 165-pound point guard enjoyed stints with Milwaukee, Toronto and Indiana. Ford was selected by Milwaukee in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft, with the eighth overall pick, after playing two seasons at the University of Texas. He enjoyed his best NBA season during the 2008-09 campaign, averaging 14.9 points, 5.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 74 games with the Indiana Pacers. NBA.com

December 7, 2011 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Unrestricted free agent T.J. Ford is leaning toward signing with the San Antonio Spurs, according to league source. Twitter

November 29, 2011 Updates

Bulls management talked last season and through this offseason about playing Watson more off the ball in 2011-12, which would lead them to pursue veteran help to back up Derrick Rose at point guard. One possibility could be T.J. Ford. Bulls management has liked Ford in the past, and he's represented by Arn Tellem, who's also Rose's agent. Tellem long has had a strong relationship with Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. Chicago Tribune

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KK Zagreb turned overseas to find a veteran playmaker and signed TJ Ford. The move comes several weeks after the club released Diante Garrett. Ford (1.83 meters, 28 years old) comes to Europe for the first time after spending seven seasons in the NBA. He averaged 11.4 points and 5.9 assists over 415 NBA games playing for Milwaukee, Toronto and Indiana. His best season from an individual perspective was 2006-07 when he averaged 14 points and was sixth in the league with 7.9 assists per game for Toronto. Euroleague.net

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Ford will be an unrestricted free agent so while he’s playing with members of the Indiana Pacers, such as Paul George, Dahntay Jones and Brandon Rush, there’s a good chance that he won’t return to the team. During his three-year stint in Indiana, Ford bounced in and out of the rotation and was nearly traded several times. Now, as he starts the next chapter of his career, he’s hoping to join a contending team. “First, it’s about winning,” Ford told HOOPSWORLD. “I want to be on a team where it’s about winning and they’re heading in the right direction. Definitely, it’s a team that’s going to be in the playoffs and go further than just the first round. I just want to be part of a team. Whether that means playing 10, 15, 20, 30 or 35 minutes, I just want to be one of the factors that helps the team win.” HoopsWorld

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