Mike Bibby PG NY 3 Months
Free agent Mike Bibby is reportedly participating in a mini-camp with the Spurs this week.
Most of the players in attendance are hoping for training camp invites, and it's possible Bibby is trying to land a minimum deal with the Spurs. Even if he does latch on with an NBA team, his spot-shooting role off the bench won't be conducive to fantasy value.
Mike Bibby PG NY 4 Months
Mike Bibby hopes to play one more year in the NBA, after which he may pursue a coaching career.
"I'm going to try to play another year. We'll see what happens," said Bibby. "I've been working hard all summer, and we'll see if somebody picks me up." The 35-year-old PG was ineffective in his last stint with the Knicks in 2011-12, shooting 28.2 percent from the field while playing typically atrocious defense, and it's very unlikely that he'll make an NBA roster.
Mike Bibby PG NY Sep 24 '12
Unrestricted FA Mike Bibby will not sign with a team before training camp.
However, Bibby's camp "expects him to sign somewhere." Considering he shot 28.2 percent from the field last season and just 31.8 percent from behind the 3-point line, it's going to be tough for him to land a guaranteed deal.
Mike Bibby PG NY Aug 31 '12
Unrestricted free agent Mike Bibby is "unlikely" to return to the Knicks, a source tells ESPN New York.
Of course, we really didn't need a source to point out what is seemingly the obvious. However, the same source did say that Bibby is expected to find a home before too long. The Knicks don't need to retain Bibby after bringing in Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni in the offseason, and Bibby's best days are well behind him. The No. 2 overall pick of the 1998 draft averaged 2.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists on 28.2 percent shooting last year. Bibby is currently working out in Arizona with his brother-in-law Eddie House.
Mike Bibby PG NY May 10 '12
Beat writer Alan Hahn suggests that the Knicks could bring back unrestricted free agent Mike Bibby for the veteran minimum.
Mike Woodson, who is expected to be promoted from interim to permanent coach shortly, has great trust in Bibby. The problem is that he'll be 34 on Sunday and is no longer a playmaker or defender. Bibby would be a third-string point guard at best.
Mike Bibby PG NY May 07 '12
Interim coach Mike Woodson said Mike Bibby will start in Wednesday's Game 5 against the Heat.
With Baron Davis (knee) out and Jeremy Lin (knee) doubtful, the Knicks are in dire straights. Bibby has averaged 20.4 minutes per game in the series so far, but managed just 4.2 points and 3.7 assists per game. Woodson would be better off using Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith as his primary playmakers.
Mike Bibby PG NY May 06 '12
With Baron Davis sidelined by a dislocated right kneecap, Mike Bibby could start at PG for the Knicks in Game 5.
Jeremy Lin may return to action on Wednesday, and we expect J.R. Smith to take on more ball-handling duties, but New York will still need something from Bibby. He made a critical 3-pointer from the corner to keep the Heat at bay on Sunday, a rare instance of clutch shooting after years of inexorable decline.
Mike Bibby PG NY Apr 20 '12
Mike Bibby started again in place of Baron Davis (flu) and finished with 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting (4-of-5 from deep) with two rebounds, four assists and two steals.
With Davis battling numerous injuries, the Knicks have turned to Bibby to pick up the slack and he has responded nicely thus far. Tonight's numbers are about the most you can expect from the veteran, though.
Mike Bibby PG NY Apr 19 '12
According to Marc Berman, Mike Bibby could start in the playoffs with Baron Davis battling injuries.
Berman calls Bibby "Woodson's ace in the hole," but we wouldn't go that far when talking about Bibby at this point in his career. The veteran did have eight assists with just one turnover on Wednesday and doesn't have limitations due to injury concerns, so it's not a shocking idea that Bibby could see more time moving forward.