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Carlos Delfino hoping to make comeback: ‘I still feel like an NBA player’


Our latest blast from the basketball past comes to us live from Delfino Square.

NBA journeyman Carlos Delfino, who hasn’t played in the league since breaking his foot in the 2013 Playoffs, is still hoping to make a comeback.

“I still feel like an NBA player,” Delfino said recently to Argentinian basketball publication Basquet Plus, as translated by NBA Reddit user sebs24. “I want to come back to do interesting stuff. That’s my objective.”

Delfino is said to have undergone seven surgeries on the foot, six unsuccessful ones, since fracturing it as a member of the Houston Rockets in 2013. The injury and subsequent complications have kept him out of the sport of basketball altogether for three years, but he feels good after his latest procedure and is attempting to suit up for his native Argentina in this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio.

The former No. 25 overall pick holds NBA career averages of 8.1 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game with a 36.5 percent shooting mark from downtown. Delfino was known as a three-and-D wing during his time in the league, but it’s not certain how his game might translate now that versatility is needed more than ever before. Perhaps a team currently below the salary floor with some empty roster spots to fill, somebody like the Brooklyn Nets or the Phoenix Suns, might poke around the idea of a Delfino flier.

Image Credit: Keith Allison-Wikimedia Commons

H/T theScore


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