As NBA camps get set to get underway next week, there are a couple of short blurbs out there regarding former Cats and their prospects of continuing their careers.
(1) In a move that I think could potentially add some years to his career and increase his league-wide market value, Keith Bogans inked a one-year deal with the Spurs. While the contract is not guaranteed and only for the veteran’s minimum and though the Spurs have become very deep in the backcourt this off-season, Bogans has the potential to step into the defensive stopper niche left void by the departure of Bruce Bowen. The Spurs signed Ime Udoka in hopes that he would grow into a a Bowen Part Deux, but hasn’t fully grasped the role. Bogans could be the answer. And, if so, it’s a great career move.
(2) Also, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated tweeted that Antoine Walker is talking with four teams about joining them in camp with a non-guaranteed contract. Walker, who since playing in his last NBA game with the T-Wolves in 2008 has been arrested for drunk driving and charged with three felonies for writing bad checks, also told Mannix that the situation regarding the casino and the checks is “overblown”. Good news all around for ‘Toine. Hopefully, he’ll be back shimmying on the court this year.
In related news, this also marks the 4th consecutive NBA off-season where I send my resume off to nearly every NBA, D-League and WNBA team for various jobs. Given my prior lack of success, we could see the Beisner five-year NBA plan turning into a 10-year plan. However, I have a very good feeling about the Milwaukee Bucks public relations coordinator position I applied for last week, and I think you could see me making the jump to the pros sometime in the next decade or so. I’ll keep you posted.
And, if you’re reading this, David Stern, if I’m willing to do the work and do it for free, why do I have to be a college student? What’s wrong with a grown man interning?!?!?! Here at KSR, we don’t like to discriminate. We’ll let anyone work for free. Maybe you should catch up with the times, Mr. Commissioner.