Once Dikembe Mutombo passes out his gifts, he hopes to return to the NBA for a final season, possibly with the Celtics.
The 7-foot-2-inch, 260-pound center said last week he hopes to sign with a team after spending Christmas with his family in Atlanta. The four-time Defensive Player of the Year said among the teams that have shown interest are Boston, San Antonio, and Miami. The former Rocket also said Houston has "not answered me." The 42-year-old, who has blocked 3,278 shots during his 17-year career, said he is in "good shape" from working out three hours a day with spinning classes, yoga, and weightlifting.
"You'll see me in the next two weeks," Mutombo said. "I will be somewhere. I really need to go back to playing. I've just got to make sure that I go to a place where I can be happy. There are about four to five teams that I've been looking at and about seven teams that have shown interest. It's up to me to make my decision."
This is from a Boston Globe article that ran today. Could be just a guy throwing around teams, or it could be that the Spurs reached out to him and showed some interest. I would think, given he still lives in Houston, that SA might be a preferred place for him to land, if they want him.
Save the old man jokes. Yes, he might be Pop's age. But we have all said that what the Spurs are lacking is a defensive big that does not need the ball. That statement defines Deke to the point that it will probably be on his tombstone when he dies.
Can't believe I'm saying this, but he would be a big help come playoff time against the Lakers, Hornets, and Celtics of the world.
Discuss. Is this a good idea? And who loses their roster spot if it is?