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Old 02-16-2007, 08:30 AM   #1
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Scottie Pippen is seriously considering a comeback and hopes to play for a contending team in this season's playoffs, the Chicago Tribune's Sam Smith is reporting.

Pippen, who turned 41 on Sept. 25, says he's in better condition and health than at any time in the last five years.

Pippen will give an indication of where he is physically when he teams with the Bulls' Ben Gordon and the Chicago Sky's Candice Dupree in the "Shooting Stars" contest part as part of Saturday night's All-Star festivities.

"I'm thinking of trying to come back for the playoffs," Pippen said. "Something like the last two months of the season, somewhere I can come back and play limited minutes to start, play point forward for someone and build toward the playoffs. It's something I've been thinking about for the last three months."

Pippen last played for the Bulls in the 2003-04 season, when knee problems limited him to 23 games. He said he's considering the right situation and plans to talk to some teams and players during the weekend.

"Being out of the game, my body feels great," Pippen said, adding that his body fat is at an all-time low 5 percent and he's at his top playing weight of about 220 pounds.

"Taking this break, it feels amazing. I'm looking at somewhere I could play maybe 15 minutes. I'm not trying to be a big-money guy or anything, [just trying to] get with a team I can help in the playoffs.

"My knee is good," Pippen said. "I've been working out regularly, doing drills. I see my body like guys like Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar, who played till he was 42) and Robert Parish (who played until just short of 44). My body is lanky and flexible like theirs. That gives me some hope I can do it.

"I'm moving good. I feel pretty fast and you don't forget the game. I watch and see so many young guys who don't know how to run a team and I feel I could help someone."


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Old 02-16-2007, 08:34 AM   #2
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This is just rumours like Kemp or Rodman coming back, its not gonna happen.
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:36 AM   #3
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It would be great to watch but i very much doubt it.
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:49 AM   #4
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If he wants to come back, and is willing to play just 5-10 mpg, somebody will give him a spot I think.
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:55 AM   #5
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If he wants to come back, and is willing to play just 5-10 mpg, somebody will give him a spot I think.

He would come in useful around playoff time.
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If he wants to come back, and is willing to play just 5-10 mpg, somebody will give him a spot I think.


What teams would he fit in with?
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:58 AM   #7
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Put him on the Spurs and give him Finley's minutes
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Put him on the Spurs and give him Finley's minutes

Why would he want to go to the Spurs?
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Put him on the Spurs and give him Finley's minutes

why did the spurs even pick up the guy.. his last season in Dallas he was average, with the spurs he's jus terrible
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Why would he want to go to the Spurs?
the fact he wants to go to a contender
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the fact he wants to go to a contender

I think he will stay East with someone like Cleveland.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:10 AM   #12
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I think he will stay East with someone like Cleveland.
If he's gonna stay in the East I think he should go back to Chicago.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:18 AM   #13
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Interesting....obviously he is probably pushing it just a bit.....but my first reaction is still....I'd take him on the Jazz. Hell, even if he can't play a lick...his presence would be worth it.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:42 AM   #14
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Cool. Wouldn't he be good in LA taking some minutes away from Smush?

Or he could go play for the Mavericks or the Suns if he wanted to being the missing piece on one of those teams.

I'd start him at two guard on the Mavs, and let him harass someone on defense for 15 minutes, then sit him unless the game is close on the 4th.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:58 AM   #15
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He would be welcomed by Phil and Kobe. He knows Phil's system.

What a smooth move for the Lakers. Bring in a veteran presence to help out the two kids + a great defender against a second team's offense. I see him going in a shutting down some team's bench (like Phoenix) in the playoffs. What he brings to practice and the team alone would help any young team but the Lakers have the right blend to possibly knock off one of the big three in the west's first round. Love to see it happen but hope it's not against the Suns. Love to see it against the Mavs though!

Is Vegas offering any odds?
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