Salim Stoudamire

Salim Stoudamire Interested In Attempting Comeback

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.

D-League Notes: Draft, Douby, Liggins, C’s

The NBA D-League has released the official list of players eligible to be selected in tomorrow’s draft, which is set to take place at 7:00 pm ET in New York. There are plenty of intriguing names among the 180+ players hoping to be drafted, including a couple 2013 NBA draftees whose NBA rights are still held by their respective teams — Pierre Jackson (Pelicans) and Grant Jerrett (Thunder). Here’s more on the 2013 D-League draft class:

  • Potential top-10 picks include James Johnson, DeAndre Liggins, and Quincy Douby, tweets Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress. Johnson and Liggins were recently released by the Hawks and Thunder, respectively, while Douby averaged 31.6 PPG in China last season, including one 75-point game.
  • There are a handful of international players eligible to be drafted, such as Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s brother Athanasios Antetokounmpo, tweets Givony. Givony adds in another tweet that there are prospects from Croatia and Japan in the draft pool as well.
  • Keith Schlosser of Ridiculous Upside notes that former NBA veterans Ricky Davis and Salim Stoudamire are among the draft hopefuls.
  • The Maine Red Claws, the Celtics‘ D-League affiliate, announced 11 players on their camp roster today, according to Chris Forsberg of (Twitter link). That list features Chris Babb, Damen Bell-Holter, and Kammron Taylor, who were in camp with Boston this month.