Mike Bibby Eyeing NBA Return

December 3 2012 at 2:00pm CST By Zach Links

NBA veteran Mike Bibby is still hoping to hook on with an NBA team after being left on the shelf this summer, writes Jorge Sierra of HoopsWorld.  The point guard is working out in the Phoenix, Arizona area, playing pick-up games, and waiting for an opportunity to come.

"I'm getting ready for any call," Bibby said. "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."

Bibby saw his numbers plummet all across the board last season with the Knicks.  The 34-year-old admitted that he wasn't in great shape last season and attributed much of it to the lockout.  Bibby didn't anticipate having to play in 2011/12 and as a result he didn't get himself in peak condition in an effort to save his body for the next year.

The one-guard struggled in the regular season but saw 23.6 minutes per game in the club's first-round series against the Heat and shot 7-17 from the outside.  Agent David Falk says that he is "cautiously optimistic" that his client will get signed between mid-December and mid-January and completely ruled out the possibility of a D-League stint in order to get more exposure. 

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