Friday, August 10, 2007

A Houston Comeback?

First Reggie Miller is contacted by the Boston Celtics about making an NBA comeback. Now it appears Allan Houston, former New York Knicks star, is also considering a return to the NBA.


"Reggie Miller is not the only former All-Star shooting guard considering a comeback. Allan Houston, one of the deadliest jump shooters of the past 15 years, is also looking to return to the NBA.

"It's something I'd like to do,'' Houston said in a telephone interview Thursday morning. "It's just a matter of getting myself back in game shape and getting used to playing again.''

Houston, 36, was forced into retirement in October 2005 after an arthritic left knee limited him to just 70 games over the previous two seasons. In 2002-2003, his last full season, he led the Knicks and finished 10th in the NBA with a career-high 22.5 point scoring average.

Houston, who worked as an NBA analyst for ESPN last season, said he has been working out hard for more than a month and that his knee feels great. He recently played in high-caliber (though not NBA level) summer league games in New York and plans to work out in Las Vegas with a personal basketball trainer later this month.

He would not discuss which, if any, teams have shown interest in signing him, but sources say Dallas and Cleveland headline the list of interested clubs. Boston, which has contacted Miller about a comeback, Phoenix, Miami and perhaps San Antonio, are also teams that would be logical destinations."

While Houston is a good 6 years younger than Miller, but it's tough to say what type of shape either guy would arrive to a team in. You'd also have to weigh in Houston's injury to his knee which has plagued him in the past.

Houston took a trip this past July to Uganda, Africa. You can see video and info about his trip at his website. Check out the official website for Allan Houston.

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