Boston Aide Tyronn Lue Seeks Return to Court
Lue, 33, was an NBA point guard for 11 seasons before not getting any guaranteed offers last season and then failing to make the Celtics. So he took a job working with the team's young players.
But now Lue wants back on the court. The free agent said in an interview with FanHouse at the NBA Summer League he's open for offers.
"I want to come back because my body feels good,'' said Lue, who has career averages of 8.5 points and 3.1 assists and last played for Orlando in 2008-09. "I'm a little out of shape, but I'm working out.''
Lue said he's had "a couple'' of feelers from NBA teams. But he wouldn't name them.
Lue, who always has battled being undersized at 6-foot, said the odds could be against him returning. But he said "anything's possible.''
Lue won titles with the Lakers in 2000 and 2001 and almost got another ring helping out the Celtics last season. They lost in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to the Lakers.
After that game, it was revealed Rasheed Wallace, 35, is likely to retire from Boston, and it's also likely Michael Finley, 37, won't return to the team. But Ray Allen, 35 next week, and Kevin Garnett, 34, will be coming back, and they're both older than Lue.
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