D-League, Featured Gallery, NBA / Nov 29, 2010 / 4:00 pm

Antoine Walker Is Back In The League

Antoine Walker

Antoine Walker

We heard this was happening, but we didn’t believe it until now. Antoine Walker is back. According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, Walker will sign with the Idaho Stampede in the D-League provided he passes a standard background check. And seeing as how the Stampede are affiliated with the Nuggets and Blazers, just think of the possibilities.

At first look of the Stampede roster, there’s definitely room for ‘Toine to do work, as their top-six leading scorers are Seth Tarver (Oregon State), Walter Sharpe (UAB), Salim Stoudamire (Arizona), Lance Hurdle (Miami), Willie Jenkins (Tennessee Tech) and Luke Jackson (Oregon). And with former NBA point guard Randy Livingston coaching, things will be interesting in Boise.

What do you think?

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  • karizmatic

    It’s good for Antoine…at least he’ll be receiving some regular checks, but I don’t know if he’s going to do much damage in the D-League or make it back to the NBA for real for that matter.

  • ENEW

    How many three’s per game attempted???

  • NYK

    Miami should call him up from the D-League (and send LeBron down there) once he scores double figures. wasn’t ‘toine with Wade when they won it all 06?

  • WinDelRoj

    He doesnt have too much mileage on his legs… seeing as how it doesnt take much energy to jack up threes and avoid the paint. This just seems like someone doing him a favor…

  • IGP

    10 bucks he fails the background check

  • johnsacrimoni

    Why is a washed up former “star” in the D-league? I thought it was the DEVELOPMENT league.

  • deeds

    He just wants back so he can collect an inflated pay check. I really hope some NBA team doesn’t eventually give him one strictly because of his name…he does’t deserve it

  • RC

    Good for him I like his mentality to get back and work hard for basketball. But I never liked his style of play. He is an undersized power forward who likes to stand around the 3 point line and shoot threes. He barely plays defense and lacks mobility. I’m not sure if he will even make it far in the D-League. Although I wish him well since he is trying.

  • the cynic

    i hope i can watch an overweight “Big Toe” get schooled in the D-league on NBA TV

  • IGP

    Imagine if he came back with a vengeance and just started dropping like 50 points and 20 boards every fucking night.

  • haslem