Report: Cuttino Mobley attempting comeback

Report: Cuttino Mobley attempting comeback
May 15, 2013, 6:00 pm
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First, it was Tracy McGrady. Now, it appears another former Rocket, Cuttino Mobley, is attempting an NBA comeback.

According to hoopsworld.com, Mobley will be one of the veteran free agents trying out along with draft prospects at ASM Sports' Pro Day on May 31.

Mobley hasn't played in a NBA game since Nov. 19, 2008, when he scored 23 points and had seven steals for the Clippers against the Thunder. Mobley then got traded to the Knicks, but when he went through his physical, a dangerous heart condition was discovered, ending his career.

Prior to all this, Mobley was a Houston fan favorite. He was drafted by the Rockets in the second round of the 1998 NBA Draft out of Rhode Island. Mobley then spent the next six years in Houston, averaging a career-high 21.7 points in 2001-02. "The Cat" also played for the Magic, Kings, and Clippers. Ironically enough, with McGrady making his comeback this season with the Spurs, Mobley was actually in the trade that brought McGrady to Houston. In his 11-year career, Mobley averaged 16 points a game.

And now, it looks like he may try to extend that career a little bit longer.