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Marcus Banks
Marcus Banks
Position: -
Born: 11/19/81
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Earnings: $26,135,520 ($34,092,680*)
Finally, assuming an NBA team wants him, Banks probably will have to settle for a lot less than the $4.8 million he made a year ago not to play. According to the NBA, a player with eight years of service such as Banks would make a minimum of approximately $100,000 were he to sign a 10-day contract with an NBA team. “I’m good. I’m grinding,” Banks said in a brief phone interview last week. “I’m getting myself back in shape, and it’s fine” in the D-League. Mike Higgins, Banks’ longtime Las Vegas-based agent, said he hasn’t abandoned hope that his client can make it back. “I really believe he can still play” in the NBA, Higgins said. “He’s got some tread left on his tires from having not played much the last couple of years. He doesn’t have the wear and tear that a lot of other players his age and his experience have. “But this league is not easy. It’s all about timing.”
Other free-agent point guards include Marcus Banks, whom D’Antoni coached in Phoenix for two seasons, Earl Boykins or a player from the Development League. D’Antoni talked of signing a point guard as a temporary fill-in, because the Knicks may want that last roster spot eventually open for a forward — possibly Kenyon Martin when he’s available in March. “You have three point guards, [one] of them is questionable, one is out and one is hurt,” D’Antoni said. “You think maybe we have to do something. We’ll try to rectify the situation.’’