Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The Idaho Stampede

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Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The Idaho Stampede 

Post#1 » by Eleqtrique » Wed Dec 8, 2010 4:30 am

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The 2010-11 season has already seen plenty of big names on NBA D-League teams, but none may be bigger than the Idaho Stampede's newest face, forward Antoine Walker. A three-time NBA All-Star during his career with the Boston Celtics, Walker also won an NBA title as a member of the Miami Heat and was an NCAA champion at the University of Kentucky. The 6-9 Walker has been seeking a return to the NBA since being waived by the Memphis Grizzlies in December of 2008, and will now use the NBA D-League as he seeks his return to an NBA roster. Walker joined the Stampede today and is expected to make his NBA D-League debut on Wednesday when the 0-7 Stampede host the Dakota Wizards in Boise.


"I'm excited for the opportunity to play basketball at a competitive level, and I'm excited that the Stampede are giving me the chance to play," said Walker at a press conference in Boise today. "I love the game, and being out of the game for the past year and a half has been very difficult. I'm getting the chance to do what I love to do everyday, and I want to help the team turn things around and get back to being a competitive playoff team."



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Post#2 » by hoops4life » Wed Dec 8, 2010 4:35 am

Good for him. I hope that it works out for him.
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Post#3 » by da.vid » Wed Dec 8, 2010 4:38 am

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Post#4 » by blueNorange » Wed Dec 8, 2010 4:39 am

so is walker the idaho potato??
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Post#5 » by RutgersBJJ » Wed Dec 8, 2010 4:47 am

If he can't dominate the NBADL he has no shot at getting a contract with an NBA team. Look at the Oscar Robertson numbers Terrence Williams put up in the D-league.
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Post#6 » by Rondo To KG » Wed Dec 8, 2010 4:52 am

Good for him, he deserves a second chance. Just don't blow it.
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Post#7 » by Indy2thaWindy » Wed Dec 8, 2010 5:09 am

Hopefully he can return back to the all-star he was when he was in the NBA.

Pacers get firsts on Walker.
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Post#8 » by PG3 » Wed Dec 8, 2010 5:21 am

Basketball aside, i just hope he can get himself back together financially. He wont get as much as he did before, but past mistakes shouldnt happen again for him.
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Post#10 » by jman3134 » Wed Dec 8, 2010 6:14 am

I think that for all intents and purposes, his career in the NBA is finished. He is not going to be able to keep up with the rigors of the D League tempo- forget the NBA. Walker should be an effective spot up shooter for some team. I just hope that he is able to play within the team concept and not let his ego get the best of him.
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Post#11 » by bruddahmanmatt » Wed Dec 8, 2010 7:04 am

jman3134 wrote:I think that for all intensive purposes, his career in the NBA is finished. He is not going to be able to keep up with the rigors of the D League tempo- forget the NBA. Walker should be an effective spot up shooter for some team. I just hope that he is able to play within the team concept and not let his ego get the best of him.


I was staring at that sentence for a good minute trying to figure out what the heck you were saying. I thought you were trying to say something about Walker being intensive until I figured out that you meant "for all intents and purposes". :lol:
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Post#12 » by Jeffrey » Wed Dec 8, 2010 7:18 am

Question: Why do you shoot so many 3s?
Answer: Because there are no 4s.

That is basically how I see Antoine Walker.
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Post#13 » by jman3134 » Wed Dec 8, 2010 7:25 am

bruddahmanmatt wrote:
jman3134 wrote:I think that for all intensive purposes, his career in the NBA is finished. He is not going to be able to keep up with the rigors of the D League tempo- forget the NBA. Walker should be an effective spot up shooter for some team. I just hope that he is able to play within the team concept and not let his ego get the best of him.


I was staring at that sentence for a good minute trying to figure out what the heck you were saying. I thought you were trying to say something about Walker being intensive until I figured out that you meant "for all intents and purposes". :lol:


Cut me some slack. It's late. :oops: :wink: :-?

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Post#14 » by schematics » Wed Dec 8, 2010 10:41 am

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Post#15 » by Dagameplaya PnG » Wed Dec 8, 2010 11:05 am

I actually liked those Walker/Pierce Celtics teams. Hope he gets back into the league.
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Post#16 » by redshortz » Wed Dec 8, 2010 1:47 pm

lmfao! Idaho Stampede? wow this guy must be real desperate for money, thats the only reasoning I can see an NBA vet signing with a d-league team. That's just awful. And is that dude beside him his brother? they look like twins lol
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Post#17 » by AWalkerREMIX » Wed Dec 8, 2010 2:07 pm

redshortz wrote:lmfao! Idaho Stampede? wow this guy must be real desperate for money, thats the only reasoning I can see an NBA vet signing with a d-league team. That's just awful. And is that dude beside him his brother? they look like twins lol
Dude...you've got a lot of catching up to do.

In any case, Antoine will be back in the NBA before the season is over, hopefully!
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Post#18 » by Celts09 » Wed Dec 8, 2010 2:16 pm

First game tonight at 9PM. I cant wait, i hope he plays well enough to get back in the NBA
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Post#19 » by redshortz » Wed Dec 8, 2010 2:34 pm

damn, your right. I didn't even know Toine was trying to get back in the league. Well I hope he does as well, he's got those gambling debts to pay off.
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Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The Idaho Stampede 

Post#20 » by 2011Champs » Wed Dec 8, 2010 2:42 pm

I would think Walker could dominate the DLeague but more than likely will just chuck 3's.

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