It looks like Antoine Walker may be shimmying on an NBA court once again.
Walker, a former All-Star forward for the Boston Celtics, has been attempting an NBA comeback in the last few months (his last attempt came with the Charlotte Bobcats prior to this season, but Walker didn't make the roster).
Instead of playing overseas, Walker is reportedly on the cusp of signing a contract with the NBA Development League, a league source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to FanHouse.
Walker is 34 years old and had a very successful 12-year career in the NBA, averaging 17.5 points and 7.7 rebounds. He was drafted by the Celtics with the sixth overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft out of Kentucky.
In his first seven seasons in Boston from 1996 to 2003, Walker averaged 20.6 points and was selected to the All-Star games three times (1998, 2002, 2003). Walker's last full season in the NBA came in 2007-08, after being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He only started one game, though.
The FanHouse report did not indicate with which D-League team Walker would sign.
Walker's comeback may be a direct result of his recent legal troubles resulting from his gambling problems. In his 12 year career, Walker earned a whopping $108,142,015 according to Basketball-Reference.com, but in May of this year, he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, with total assets of $4.3 million and debts of $12.7 million.