Former NBA guard Salim Stoudamire has some interest in attempting an NBA comeback, Chris Reichert of Upside and Motor hears (Twitter link). According to Reichert, Stoudamire could try to use the D-League as a way to attract attention from NBA teams.
We’ve heard reports this offseason of many former veterans considering comebacks, but Stoudamire would perhaps be the unlikeliest candidate of the bunch. The former University of Arizona standout spent three NBA seasons with the Hawks, averaging 8.0 PPG and shooting 36.6% from three-point range in 157 contests. However, his last NBA game came in April 2008, more than eight years ago.
Stoudamire hasn’t been away from basketball since 2008, having spent time with multiple D-League teams and with Guaros de Lara in Venezuela. Still, he’ll turn 34 this month and hasn’t played professionally for the last couple seasons.
While Stoudamire’s potential comeback attempt is worth keeping an eye on, particularly for Wildcats fans, it would be a surprise to see him make it back onto an NBA roster at any point.