Troy Hudson still has a chance of coming back to NBA


Troy Hudson hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2007-2008 season.

He’s has recently landed a a training camp invite with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, and Hudson hopes his comeback to the NBA will begin this Saturday as Sioux Falls officially opens camp, SBNation reported.

The question remains, whether Hudson, now 36, is still good enough for a comeback. Hudson spent 11 years in the NBA, appearing in 517 games (168 started), averaging 9 ppg, 3.4 apg in 21.8 minutes per game.

In the 2002-2003 season, Hudson helped the T-Wolves take the Los Angeles Lakers to six games in the first round of the playoffs, where Hudson averaged 23.5 points, 5.5 assists, and 2.0 rebounds.

During his five years with the Timberwolves, Hudson averaged 14.2 points, and 5.7 assists a game and earned more than $30 million during his time in Minnesota.

Now Hudson finds himself as a member of the Timberwolves D-League affiliate the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Head coach Joel Abelson is on record stating that Hudson is coming back for the right reasons.

It has also been noted that Hudson, who has been entrenched in promoting his hip hop record label efforts that last couple of years, is not initiating a comeback as a last ditch money grab.

It appears that Hudson, even at 36-years of age, is staging this comeback for basketball reasons only. If Hudson can prove that he can utilize his experience while having enough physical capabilities to allow him to compete with NBA talent, than perhaps this comeback can end the way he intends it to.

As NBA D-League training camps get under way, the players who will be battling it out for roster positions leading into the D-League season come from varied backgrounds.

Some will enter as bright eyed rookies, others as returning players who spent last season grinding away for a shot with an NBA team, and others will land in camp from their D-League team’s NBA affiliate. Troy Hudson falls into that last category.

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