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Balkman To Surface In Mavs Camp
The Dallas Mavericks are bringing Renaldo Balkman to next week's training camp, Mavs president Donnie Nelson confirms to DB.com.
The former Knicks first-round pick has a nonguaranteed deal with the Mavericks, and is one of the max of 20 in camp. But Dallas already employs 15 players with guarantees, so ...
Consider this a "re-surfacing." Maybe at most.
Balkman is just 29, and his accomplishments as a 6-foot-8 defensive ace are not that far in his past. The 20th overall pick in the 2006 draft, Balkman has career NBA averages of four points and 3.5 rebounds in 13.9 minutes, appearing in 221 games for the Knicks (for whom he was a factor) and the Nuggets (when his "disappearance" began.)
Balkman has been out of the League since 2011-12. He has since played in foreign leagues and in March ran into serious problems in the Philippines when he ran afoul of a ref, got physical with a coach and assaulted a teammate.
Balkman's presence in camp may not really be about his future as a Mav, but rather about a chance to overcome his recent past.
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