Cuttino Mobley today dropped his case against the corporate parents of the Knicks in an effort to draw offers from NBA teams as the 37-year-old guard attempts a comeback, a source tells Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com. A report in May indicated that Mobley would take part in a public workout with draft prospects and other veteran free agents, but so far no team has been willing to sign him.
Mobley had sued the Madison Square Garden company in 2011, alleging that the Knicks pressured him into retirement after they sent him to specialists whom the team knew would advise against him playing with his pre-existing heart condition. With the doctors' opinion that Mobley should not continue to play, the Knicks could collect the insurance on his contract and avoid about $19MM worth of luxury tax payments. Mobley had talks with other teams shortly after his retirement, but they were unwilling to sign him given concerns about his health, according to Zwerling's report.
Mobley is currently playing pickup games at the Clippers facility. The Clippers are the last team Mobley played for, and they sent him to the Knicks in November 2008 in a trade that touched off the controversy.