D League interested in bringing in Allen Iverson
In an attempt to increase ratings for the NBA Development League, NBA commissioner David Stern is communicating with five of the 16 teams about signing free agent Allen Iverson. The names of those five teams have not been disclosed.
Iverson became a free agent at the end of this past season after shooting a stellar 41% from the field for the Detroit Pistons. If Walter Herrman and Walter Sharpe were not on the team, it would have been good for dead last on the Pistons. Iverson’s career 42% field goal average still remains solid, keeping him in the likes of Kevin Ollie and Willie Green.
PHOTO CAPTION: Allen has yet to realize that a double team means someone on his team is open.
The only two teams in the NBA that have expressed interest in signing Allen Iverson are the Los Angeles Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies. Their ‘how much worse can we get’ attitude hopefully will trigger a signing soon. The fact that no contending team or a team with more than 25 wins shows any interest in the future joke of a Hall of Famer must be very embarrassing for the 13-year veteran.
Let’s hope if he does sign with the Clippers that he doesn’t get in the way of Blake Griffin’s development. Iverson has been known to the stunt the growth of younger players with his horrible attitude and selfish play on the court.
So, where does this leave us? Six months from now could we be watching Allen Iverson run point for the Bakersfield Jam? Could we see him not passing to any of his teammates on the Auston Toros? Could we see him averaging a lights-out 28% from 3-point land with the Idaho Stampede? Could we see him showing up late for coach John Treloar’s practice for the Erie Bayhawks? Stay tuned.