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Chucky Atkins trying to resurrect career in Phoenix. Seems appropriate.

Sep 8, 2010, 1:05 PM EDT

catkins.jpgChucky Atkins has had 11 solid years in the NBA, played in some big games early in his career, drained 934 threes and pocketed a little over $34 million. A career most guys would envy.

But Atkins doesn’t want it to end, so he is in the Valley of the Sun, according to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic.

Veteran point guard Chucky Atkins and Valley resident Steven Hunter, an ex-Suns big man, joined workouts Tuesday in hopes of getting to the Suns’ training camp that starts Sept. 28.

Atkins may very well get a camp invite, but a contract for the season seems unlikely. The Suns have that Steve Nash guy at the point, and want to get Goran Dragic more minutes behind him. Not sure they are going to carry a third point on the roster. But maybe he gets in to camp, reports are good and another team decides they need a vet guard off the bench and look his way. Stranger things have happened.

But more likely, Atkins will have a hard time finding an NBA roster spot.

  1. johnmaine - Sep 8, 2010 at 1:53 PM

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  2. Michael Warren - Sep 8, 2010 at 10:56 PM

    Chucky Atkins, Desmond Mason, Darius Miles, Allen Iverson, Jerry Stackhouse, Jamaal Tinsley, Jonathan Bender, Rafer Alston, Antonio Daniels, Marcus Haislip, Sasha Pavlovic, Stromile Swift Javaris Crittenton, Earl Watson and Damien Wilkins deserve to be getting ready to get signed. All deserve to be on an NBA roster. Or at least a non-guaranteed (training camp) deal. I hope they get a job this year.

  3. tha future - Sep 8, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    I hope you get a job, chuck. also, someone please sign Allen Iverson, Louis Amundson, Dajuan Wagner, Desmond Mason, and Darius Miles.

  4. handndasky - Oct 2, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    This guy Adkins has atleast 2 more years in him of great NBA ball play left in him and has earned the ride so I hope to see the chance given to him so that his exit it made more voluntary than forced.

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