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Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The Idaho Stampede

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Post#1 Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The Ida
Tue Dec 7, 2010 11:30 pm by Eleqtrique

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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 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Tue Dec 7, 2010 11:35 pm by hoops4life

Good for him. I hope that it works out for him.
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Post#3 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Tue Dec 7, 2010 11:38 pm by da.vid

POWER SHIFT.
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Post#4 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Tue Dec 7, 2010 11:39 pm by blueNorange

so is walker the idaho potato??
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empty STAT's plus/minus on the season is -233, he SUCKS!!!
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Post#5 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Tue Dec 7, 2010 11:47 pm by RutgersBJJ

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 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Tue Dec 7, 2010 11:52 pm by Rondo To KG

Good for him, he deserves a second chance. Just don't blow it.
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Post#7 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 12:09 am by Indy2thaWindy

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 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 12:21 am by PG3

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#9 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 12:27 am by AgEnT50

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Post#10 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 1:14 am by jman3134

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 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 2:04 am by bruddahmanmatt

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 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 2:18 am by Jeffrey

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 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 2:25 am by jman3134

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: :-?

BTW, can someone move this to the minor league board please?
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Post#14 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 5:41 am by schematics

Dayum! A Heat check for real
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Post#15 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 6:05 am by Dagameplaya PnG

I actually liked those Walker/Pierce Celtics teams. Hope he gets back into the league.
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Post#16 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 8:47 am by redshortz

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 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 9:07 am by AWalkerREMIX

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 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 9:16 am by Celts09

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 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 9:34 am by redshortz

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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Post#20 Re: Antoine Walker Officially Acquired By The
Wed Dec 8, 2010 9:42 am by 2011Champs

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