HoopsHype Antonio McDyess rumors

November 9, 2012 Updates
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After sitting out a season in retirement, former All-Star forward Antonio McDyess is contemplating a return to the NBA. McDyess, 38, has been working out in Houston and has instructed his agent, Andy Miller, to gauge league interest in him. "He would consider coming back and I will be reaching out to select teams," Miller told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday night. Yahoo! Sports

Long considered one of the consummate professionals and gentlemen in the NBA, McDyess played 15 seasons before retiring with the San Antonio Spurs in 2011. Several knee surgeries between 2001 and 2004 perhaps curtailed McDyess prime as perennial All-Star selection, but McDyess had several productive seasons as a role player with Detroit and San Antonio before leaving the league after the 2011 playoffs. In his final season, McDyess averaged 5.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 19 minutes a game for the Spurs. Yahoo! Sports

August 10, 2012 Updates

The Andre Iguodala trade by the Nuggets assures they will have a medalist in a fifth straight Olympics. Either USA's Iguodala or Russia's Timofey Mozgov have to medal. Denver's medalists since 1996 are Sarunas Marciulionis (1996 bronze, Lithuania), Antonio McDyess (2000 gold, USA) and Carmelo Anthony (2004 bronze, 2008 gold, USA). Sulia

January 3, 2012 Updates

Jones worked out with DJ Mbenga, Dan Gadzuric, Leon Powe and Dwayne Jones. The Clippers had two roster spots still open because they had 13 players, two short of the NBA maximum of 15. The Clippers also still have interest in Antonio McDyess, even though he retired in December after 16 years in the NBA. Los Angeles Times

December 30, 2011 Updates

Admitting it felt strange to be sitting in the stands 10 rows behind the Spurs bench, and even weirder seeing Tim Duncan sitting out the second half of the third game of the season because the Spurs were being blown out by the Rockets, Antonio McDyess put to rest any thoughts that he might elect to come out of retirement at any time this season. “Uh-uh,” he said, flashing his characteristic smile. “A lot of people have been asking, but it’s not happening.” San Antonio Express-News

McDyess and his wife are expecting their first child in a few days and he said he is comfortable with his decision to leave the NBA after 16 seasons, the last two with the Spurs. The former All-Star and Olympic gold medal winner paid a short visit to the Spurs locker room after the Rockets’ 105-85 drubbing, to the delight of coach Gregg Popovich. “The best part of this whole night was seeing Antonio,” Popovich said. San Antonio Express-News

December 19, 2011 Updates

The Spurs had until the end of business Monday to guarantee the other half of veteran big man Antonio McDyess’ $5.2 million contract, but they won’t drag the process to the end of the day. The teams acknowledged that McDyess won’t be back, and the club will get to remove $2.6 million, the non=guaranteed portion of his contract, off its player payroll for the 2011-12 season. San Antonio Express-News

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McDyess, who has averaged 5.6 points and 5.7 rebounds in 150 games with the Spurs, has not been back to San Antonio since the lockout rules were loosened last week. He has kept a low profile at his offseason home in Houston, either wrestling with his retirement decision or waiting out the trade market. “I’m his agent and his friend,” Miller said. “The one thing I’m not is his therapist. I’m going to give him my opinion, but then he’s got to make the decision that’s in his best interest.” Should McDyess decide he needs to attend Spurs training camp, he could get to San Antonio at almost a moment’s notice, his agent notes. “It’s only a three-hour drive,” Miller said. San Antonio Express-News

December 2, 2011 Updates

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is unsure if veteran power forward Antonio McDyess will return for a 16th season in the NBA. Popovich offered few hints of what players his team could be interested in picking up in free agency, or even if McDyess would return. “I don’t know,” Popovich said when asked about McDyess during a press conference Friday afternoon at the team’s training facility. ”I don’t know the status of a lot of guys.” San Antonio Express-News

November 3, 2011 Updates

Other than those who ran the treatment center that helped Herren turn his life around, the only people mentioned in Unguarded who actually kept Herren from destroying himself were Antonio McDyess and Nick Van Exel, veterans on the Nuggets team that drafted the guard. During training camp, McDyess and Van Exel pulled Herren aside and told him that they knew all about his struggles with addiction, and that he wouldn't be partying at all that season. Every night, he would be checking in with them, and when the Nuggets were on the road, he would be joining them for dinner instead of going out drinking. And it apparently worked. McDyess and Van Exel did what no coach, no family member, no friend, no mentor had been able to do for Herren: they held him accountable. When the Nuggets sent Herren to the Celtics, that support system was gone and Herren reverted. SB Nation

July 1, 2011 Updates

Antonio McDyess’ career with the Spurs isn’t over just yet. The Spurs and the veteran power forward/center have agreed to extend the guaranteed-salary deadline on McDyess’ contract for the 2011-12 season. McDyess’ deal called for him to be paid $5.2 million next season unless the Spurs waived him by midnight EST on Thursday. With the NBA owners officially calling for a lockout of the players, beginning at 12:01 a.m. EST today, the agreement allows the Spurs to wait for the league and its players union to hammer out a new agreement before they are forced to waive a player they still believe can help their team if he wants to continue playing. San Antonio Express-News

June 30, 2011 Updates

The Spurs and forward Antonio McDyess have agreed on an extension of the guaranteed-salary deadline on McDyess’ contract for the 2011-12 season. McDyess’ contract called for him to be paid $5.2 million next season unless the Spurs waived him by midnight Thursday. The deal is partially guaranteed even if the Spurs ultimately decide to release the 36-year-old veteran of 14 NBA seasons. San Antonio Express-News

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