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Stephon Marbury

So at the age of 40 and being out the leage 8 years MArbury is eyeing a comeback to the NBA. What are your takes:

1) Will an team give him a fair shot knowing what they "know" of his past with other teams?

2) Even though in phenomenal shape do you think he still can make a team off talent alone at the age of 40?

3) Will he be blackballed by the NBA in general?


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Not gonna happen

Teams don't need the headache. At 40, is there any risk-reward scenario that makes it worth the try? Nope. An ultra inefficient 40 yr old with a history of being a team killer and a history of rather serious mental health isssues just isn't worth a flyer for a young team or a contender. On talent alone, maybe 8 years ago.

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Marbury has changed...

From all accounts it seems that Steph has really pulled his life together and become a better person since he has been in China. I don't think he should even be considered a headache or team killer at this point in his career. The real question is will he have the skills needed to play in the league. I could see him as the third pg on a team. Using the cavs as an example, I would rather have Steph on my team over Felder at this very moment....

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Kaepernick getting another

Kaepernick getting another NFL job is more likely at this point

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I'd Luv to see Marbury at least get a shot - why not?

He's really matured into a team first guy - he's been playing the entire time in China

If he's in shape - & by all appearances he is - why not?

There's got to be 10 teams Tanking this year

Other teams are starting teen agers & there is a deficit at the PG position so I'm sure some team can at least give him a look

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A deficit? Man I'm an old

A deficit? Man I'm an old school guy who thinks the Golden Era of basketball was in the 80s and early 90s and even I can't get on board with that.

The PG position is the strongest it's ever been. If Marbury was 7 foot tall we could have a discussion about the quality of the center position, but no, no one will or should sign him. I'm glad he put together a strong run in China but it's probably time to think about life outside of basketball.

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A deficit? Man I'm an old

A deficit? Man I'm an old school guy who thinks the Golden Era of basketball was in the 80s and early 90s and even I can't get on board with that.

The PG position is the strongest it's ever been. If Marbury was 7 foot tall we could have a discussion about the quality of the center position, but no, no one will or should sign him. I'm glad he put together a strong run in China but it's probably time to think about life outside of basketball.

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Vince Carter and Manu Ginobli

Vince Carter and Manu Ginobli off the top of my head are the only 40 year olds still in the NBA, so for a team to take a flyer on Starbury would be very unlikely.

Most potential contenders have their line ups settled so any of them wanting an end of the bench veteran is unlikely. Plus Stephon's past issues may mean a rebuilding team would not consider him in a playing mentor role.

Maybe he could get a junior coaching role with a team somewhere or if he has turned things around, he could be an informal mentor.

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He could possibly try the d

He could possibly try the d league route like baron Davis did a few years ago in his unsuccessful comeback attempt. At his age though, it would be an extreme longshot that a team would actually sign him, especially with the overall depth of the pg position in the NBA right now. It's probably time for him to start considering life after basketball (at least as a player.)

Marbury realistically has a much better chance of playing in the big 3 next season than the NBA.

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Its not inconceivable as this

Its not inconceivable as this could work simply as a cash grab. I could see him signing to a team like the Knicks or the Nets if they are floating around 50 wins with a month of basketball left to play. He would bring in a large market with the Asian audience as he is one of the CBA's biggest stars.

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