Carlos Delfino Still Hoping For NBA Comeback

Argentinian swingman Carlos Delfino hasn’t appeared in an NBA game in more than three years, but he hasn’t given up on the idea of making a comeback at some point. As relayed by HoopsHype (original story via, Delfino has expressed interest in returning to the court, and continues to work to make it happen.

“From a personal standpoint, for sure I want return with an NBA team,” Delfino said. “Is it a long shot? Very long shot, but I believe in it and have been working towards that goal for a long time. And I’m still doing it. If I have to get minutes somewhere else while waiting for that NBA option, so be it. We’ll see.”

A first-round pick in 2003, Delfino played eight seasons in the NBA with the Pistons, Raptors, Bucks, and Rockets, averaging 8.1 PPG and shooting 36.5% from downtown in 507 career regular-season games. He also made the playoffs with all four teams, appearing in 41 total postseason contests. However, a broken foot sidelined him for the 2013/14 season and he hasn’t played in another NBA game since then, though he did participate in this year’s Olympics for Argentina.

At age 34, Delfino could still have a couple more years left in him as a bench player, but it seems unlikely that an NBA team will take a flier on him anytime soon, given his lengthy absence from the game. He would likely have a more realistic chance of finding a job with a club overseas.

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