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Michael Finley | Guard/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (45) / 3/6/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 225
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 1 (21) / PHO

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Michael Finley wants to put his front-office career on hold in order to play in the NBA.
The 39-year-old guard was considering the D-League earlier this year and he's kept himself in shape. His aspirations to return are reportedly fueled by Rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse coming back. Regardless, he has no fantasy value. Thu, Nov 22, 2012 11:25:00 PM

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Michael Finley is considering joining the D-League.

Marc Stein reports that Finley is determining whether or not he wants to go the D-League route, but he may not have a choice if he's serious about a return. He's reportedly in shape and shooting the bell well, but we'll have to see it to believe it. Finley last played in the NBA during the 2009-10 season.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 09:32:00 AM

Michael Finley is attempting to return to professional basketball at age 38.

Finley could end up overseas or in the D-League, but realistically he's not going to play in the NBA again.
Source: HoopsHype
Sun, Jan 1, 2012 10:45:00 AM

Veteran swingman Michael Finley has no interest in retiring this summer, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

Finley, who quickly fell out of the Celtics rotation last year, is not under contract for 2010-11. He apparently has a "strong desire to play" and will likely fill out some team's bench at the veteran's minimum.
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 06:11:00 PM

Veteran swingman Michael Finley may retire this summer.

Finley is 37 years old, and while he's still a quality shooter he just doesn't have the mobility to defend NBA players. He had fallen out of the Celtics' rotation by the time the playoffs rolled around, and it's unlikely they would re-sign him.
Sat, Jun 19, 2010 10:52:00 AM

Michael Finley nearly missed Wednesday night's game against the Raptors due to a strained back, but managed to play.

He not only played but posted a solid line going for 14 points on five-of-seven shooting with four 3's and six boards in 24 minutes of play. Finley strained his back picking up his luggage at his hotel room but credits team trainer Ed Lacerte with getting him ready to play.
Thu, Apr 8, 2010 08:27:00 AM

Celtics veteran Michael Finley pitched in 15 points and two rebounds in Monday's easy win over the Pistons, shooting 6-of-7 from the field with three 3s in just 14 minutes.

The aging swingman can still score the ball effectively, but his minutes are too limited to bother with him in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 11:03:00 PM

Michael Finley made his Celtics' debut on Tuesday, coming off the bench for five points in eight minutes.

Finley's presence shifted Brian Scalabrine to the inactive list -- a blow to diehard Celtics fans, but irrelevant for fantasy purposes.
Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:40:00 PM

Michael Finley will be in uniform for the Celtics on Tuesday night.

Don't look for Finley to get many minutes in his debut. Depending on his effectiveness, he could eventually push for 10-15 minutes a game.
Tue, Mar 9, 2010 02:58:00 PM

Michael Finley will not play Sunday against the Wizards, and is eying Tuesday's game against the Bucks for his debut.

Coach Doc Rivers didn't want him to rush into action, which should only matter if you're in a 30-years-and-older fantasy basketball league.
Sun, Mar 7, 2010 07:23:00 PM

Michael Finley will make his Celtics debut on Sunday after coming to a $1.1 million veteran's minimum agreement.

Finley will be used as a perimeter threat but is unlikely to get enough shots to hold any value.
Fri, Mar 5, 2010 11:07:00 AM

Michael Finley will sign with the Celtics in the next couple of days, a source tells Yahoo's Marc Spears.

The Celtics are stocking up on scoring off the bench, but Finley isn't a real answer. He'll eventually take some minutes away from Tony Allen and Marquis Daniels, but not enough to be a fantasy factor. Finley was waived by the Spurs on Monday after complaining about his role and is expected to report to the Celts on Saturday.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 03:41:00 PM

Lakers GM shared that Michael Finley is on the team's radar, but doesn't expect to make any roster moves any time soon.

If he is signed by L.A., Finley would struggle to find shots even if he does see some sporadic minutes.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 10:55:00 AM

The Celtics are considering bringing in veteran Michael Finley to fill one of their two remaining roster spots.

Finley has played in 25 games this season, limited because of a sprained left ankle. He asked to be released by the Spurs but isn't likely to have a big role no matter where he lands.
Tue, Mar 2, 2010 09:35:00 AM

The Spurs have waived veteran swingman Michael Finley.

He was shooting just 38% on the season, but is still good enough to land with another team. Keep an eye on him.
Mon, Mar 1, 2010 01:19:00 PM

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