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Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ agent denies comeback attempt

Aug 26, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

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Here are all players who returned to the NBA at age 39 or older after being retired at least three seasons:

1. Bob Cousy.

That’s it. That’s the entire list.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas was reportedly attempting to double it, but perhaps that rumor was premature.

Shams Charania of RealGM:

This probably ends the story.

However, sometimes the default position of an agent is to deny, deny, deny. Also, Ilgauskas – if he is attempting a comeback – would probably prefer to work privately in case his body doesn’t respond as he hopes. Better not to fail publicly if that’s an option.

But Occam’s razor suggests Ilgauskas isn’t trying to come back. He’s too old and been retired too long, and someone is on the record denying it. Unless more evidence presents itself Ilgauskas is trying to come back, there’s little reason to believe he actually is.

  1. mogogo1 - Aug 26, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    This article condensed to single sentence: That story we published earlier citing unnamed sources was just as untrue as you’d guessed but we needed to count some more clicks.

  2. montrealknowledge - Aug 26, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Veteran minimum in Miami.

    • bougin89 - Aug 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM

      Zydrunas would be an awful signing this year. He would be the worst free agent signing a team could make because this is 2014 not 2004.

  3. 00maltliquor - Aug 27, 2014 at 2:21 AM

    The fact that this guy STILL has an agent makes me think otherwise…….

    • bougin89 - Aug 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      I wouldn’t look too muc into that, Malt. He probably still gets royalties and maybe even some endorsements(however minimal) and his agent is responsible for that.

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