The latest batch of retired NBA players to commit to the new BIG3 League has been announced, tweets Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press. Joining the new three-on-three league will be Latrell Sprewell, Isaiah Rider, Earl Boykins, Brian Cook and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.
Sprewell, 46, averaged 18.3 points per game over the course of a 13-year career and was most recently spotted sitting courtside at a Knicks game with team owner James Dolan. Rider averaged over 19 points four times over the course of six seasons between 1994 and 2000 and is now 45 years old.
Abdul-Rauf, now 47, is the oldest of the bunch but averaged north of 18.0 points per game three times during a nine-year NBA career. Once known as Chris Jackson prior to converting to Islam in 1993, Abdul-Rauf averaged 29.0 points per game in two NCAA seasons with LSU.
There’s more from around the NBA:
- Now that the Warriors have officially signed Briante Weber to a second 10-day contract, an uncommon contract mechanism has come in to play. As Danny Leroux of RealGM tweets, Weber’s contract will actually last through Golden State’s February 25th game against the Nets because 10-day contracts formally span the longer of either 10 days or three NBA games. For more about 10-day contracts, consider our glossary feature on the matter.
- Former NBA player Joey Dorsey has signed a contract to play with Best Balikesir in Turkey, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando reports. The 33-year-old last played for the Rockets during the 2014/15 campaign.
- Several NBA teams including the Nuggets, Spurs and Jazz are said to be pursuing Serbian free agent Milos Teodosic, writes Djordie Matic of Novosti (via Emiliano Carchia of Sportando). The 29-year-old will be eligible to sign with a club when his current contract with CSKA Moscow expires on July 1.