Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Antoine Walker to play in Puerto Rico?

In between the Super Bowl and the NBA All-Star Game, you may have missed the following: Antoine Walker, who hasn’t appeared in an NBA game in almost two years, signed to play in Puerto Rico.

According to reports coming out of the island, Walker’s deal with the Guaynabo Mets is for one month, guaranteed, as they want to see what kind of shape he’s in. He is reportedly being paid $7,000 a week. Another former NBA player, Marcus Fizer, also joined the Mets at the same time. They started the season 4-0 according to the standings posted on

Walker is the latest from the star-studded draft class of 1996 to try and resurrect his basketball career. His fellow lottery pick from ’96, Stephon Marbury, finished last season with the Boston Celtics (23 games; all that he has played in the last two seasons) and, finding no takers in the NBA, found a job playing in China. Meanwhile, the No. 1 overall pick in 1996, Allen Iverson, has in all likelihood played his last NBA game, after the Philadelphia 76ers broke ties with him last week.

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