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Antonio McDyess | Center/Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (43) / 9/7/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'9" / 245
College: Alabama
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 1 (2) / LAC

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Antonio McDyess is considering a return to the NBA, according to his agent.
Maybe McDyess decided to give it a whirl after seeing Rasheed Wallace get signed in the offseason. McDyess, now 38 years old, has been working out in Houston while his agent gauges "league interest in him." Even if he is signed--which is a big if--he will be an insurance policy at the end of the bench and nothing more. Fri, Nov 2, 2012 09:15:00 AM

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The Spurs waived F/C Antonio McDyess Monday so that he can retire.

They won't guarantee the other half of his $5.2 million deal, while he was also one of their best trade chips. As far as fantasy goes, this should have no impact.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 02:44:00 PM

The Clippers are looking for physical big men according to Yahoo! Sports writer Marc Spears.

Spears says to watch Antonio McDyess, Reggie Evans, Joel Pryzbilla & D.J. Mbenga, which is interesting since physical big man Craig "The Rhino" Smith was just allowed to sign in Portland. None of them will have fantasy value playing behind Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 05:00:00 AM

Antonio McDyess is still contemplating retirement and has not ruled out playing this season for the Spurs.

Spurs management and players are trying to convince him to play, and if they're successful he'll likely hover around the 15-17 minute mark per-game. McDyess should not be viewed as a real threat to the playing time of Tiago Splitter, DeJuan Blair, or Matt Bonner.
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 02:15:00 AM

The Spurs and Antonio McDyess have agreed on an extension of the guaranteed-salary deadline on his contract for next season due to the lockout.

McDyess was scheduled to be paid $5.2 million next season unless the Spurs waived him by midnight Thursday. The Spurs proposed extending the deadline to the first day of the next player free agency period, which would happen after the lockout ends. There is still a very good chance he'll retire, but the Spurs don't have to make a decision on waiving him until the new CBA is reached.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 03:37:00 PM

The Spurs must decide who will start at power forward next season, according to Gregg Popovich, who called the hole at PF the team's "biggest need right now."

McDyess is expected to retire, which leads to Popovich's concern. "Is it DeJuan Blair?" asked Popovich. "Is it (Tiago) Splitter, where Timmy’s the four and Splitter’s the five? Is it Matt Bonner? Do you need to make a trade? We’re investigating all those areas."
Fri, May 13, 2011 10:03:00 AM

Antonio McDyess said that he's "pretty definite" that Friday's season-ending loss to Memphis was his final game in the NBA.

"This was my last game," said McDyess, a 16-year veteran. "But this was not the way I wanted it to end." He lost feeling in his arm on Friday after getting a 'stinger,' and he was torched down the stretch by Zach Randolph despite playing solid defense. He is owed $5 million next season but seems ready to retire.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 10:25:00 AM

Antonio McDyess played what many believe will be the last game of his career in Friday's Game 6 loss, scoring 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with two rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes.

He's owed approximately $5 million for next season, but by most reports this is the end. He entered the league as an explosive athlete and talented basketball player, suffered a serious knee injury that included many setbacks, and reinvented his game with both the Pistons and Spurs. He will also be remembered for the class he showed on and off the court.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 01:10:00 AM

Antonio McDyess played through a strained neck in Game 4 on Monday, but managed just four points on 2-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, one assist, and no steals or blocks in 19 minutes.

His frustration may have been a preview of things to come, as he was nearly ejected halfway through the game for arguing with the refs, and the normally even-keeled McDyess looked anything but that. Tiago Splitter did a decent job in fill-in duty, scoring 10 points with nine boards in 21 minutes, while DeJuan Blair continued to ride the bench with just six minutes played.
Mon, Apr 25, 2011 11:01:00 PM

Antonio McDyess said he is "80 percent" recovered from his strained neck, and he will be ready to play in Game 4.

The left side of McDyess' body went numb after he was hit by teammate Tim Duncan on Saturday, but he avoided serious injury. His size and veteran basketball IQ is a must if the Spurs want to neutralize the Grizzlies' powerful frontcourt.
Sun, Apr 24, 2011 03:38:00 PM

Antonio McDyess suffered a strained neck in Saturday's loss leaving him iffy for Game 4 on Monday.

X-rays were negative and he's considered day-to-day. "It's OK. I think I can play," he said of Monday's game. If he's out, both Matt Bonner and DeJuan Blair would see an increase in minutes.
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 10:56:00 PM

Antonio McDyess left Saturday's game late in the fourth quarter after suffering a shoulder injury.

Based on how much pain he was in, we're guessing it could be a separation. He's likely done for tonight, and we'll call him day-to-day going forward, until we get more information.
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 10:10:00 PM

Antonio McDyess (tailbone, rest) did not play on Tuesday against the Lakers.

With Gregg Popovich in full-on rest mode, we're confident in calling Dice questionable for Wednesday's game. His absence mitigates some of the risk in using DeJuan Blair or, in deeper leagues, Tiago Splitter, but not enough to write home about.
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 02:45:00 AM

Antonio McDyess will be the only Spurs starter to sit for Saturday's game against the Jazz due to pain in his rear end, and DeJuan Blair will start in his place.

The good news here is that Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Tim Duncan will all start, but the million dollar question is how long they play. Each of them has the upside to deserve a start, albeit with some risk, and Blair probably won't get too many more minutes than normal, and is worth a look in a pick-and-play.
Sat, Apr 9, 2011 07:49:00 PM

Antonio McDyess returned to action for the Spurs on Thursday but could only muster six points and five rebounds in 27 minutes.

This is what to expect from him, and he offers no fantasy value.
Thu, Mar 31, 2011 11:43:00 PM

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