Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Last week it was Juan Dixon. Now Michael Finley wants to call it a comeback. Apparently age is nothing but a number to guys like Dixon (34 years old) and Finley (39 years old) as they still feel like they have something to offer to NBA teams around the league besides a chance to increase a teams’ average age. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein is reporting Finley -- the former Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics swingman – is eyeing a comeback after last playing for the Celtics in 2010.  Over the last two years, Finley has worked intimately with the Mavs front office under the approval of Mark Cuban and is said to have played in integral part in Dallas trying to lure free agent point guard Deron Williams to town this past offseason. According to Stein, Finley was extended an invite to training camp with the Mavs on a non-guaranteed contract until a calf injury canceled the comeback attempt. Now healthy and ready to go, Finley still feels he can help a team, especially when it comes to mentoring younger players. The source of inspiration: chalk it up to the veteran savvy New York Knicks and their oldest roster in the league (32 years and 240 days old, the oldest in NBA history). The Brooklyn Nets’ Jerry Stackhouse (38 years old) is another part of the elderly equation too.   If they can do it, why not Finley? Juan Dixon is taking the same approach. The former 17th overall pick in 2002, Dixon played for Washington, Portland, Toronto and Detroit before taking his game overseas to Greece, Spain and Turkey. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard last played in the NBA during the 2008-09 season after a second go-around with the Wizards. But while Finley may transition back quickly into the NBA, Dixon (he has battled knee injuries) may have to go the D-League route if there is even a small chance it means getting close to returning to the league. Dixon and Finley may have some company too. According to Stein, Antonio McDyess is contemplating a comeback as well.  Man, Uncle Drew has to be loving this.  [follow]
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Athletics trade Derek Norris to Padres

Dodgers not happy with Padres GM over Matt Kemp trade

Mario Balotelli banned match for offensive Instagram post

Marc Trestman: Benching Jay Cutler could revive QB's career

Rob Gronkowski jokes about Tom Brady saying he's grown up

Rajon Rondo traded to Mavs for three players, picks

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Washington Post has perfect description for Titans-Jaguars

Wilbon angry at DC for not supporting Wizards

Urban Meyer says Tim Tebow still wants to play in the NFL

Keenan Lewis: Saints preparing 'funeral' for Falcons

Chris Christie defends being a Cowboys fan

Celtics co-owner: 2024 Olympics would be 'boon for Beantown'

Five most underpaid NFL players of 2014 season

Extremely rare set of Air Jordan 7s selling for $45,000

Five reasons why Alabama will win College Football Playoff

Hugh Freeze proud of Ole Miss’ record 2.57 team GPA

Youngstown St. addresses Bo Pelini's profanity-laced rant

It's been almost 40 years since NFL's last untelevised game

The NHL has finally fined a player for diving

Ben Roethlisberger: Le’Veon Bell is having an MVP season

Jim Harbaugh comments on the reported offer from Michigan

Michael Jordan's college Converse shoes sell for $33,387

Week 16 NFL game watchability rankings

Game of the week: Indianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Most underpaid NFL players in 2014

Gronk jokes about Brady compliment

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

Why the Saints are legit playoff threat

Impact of U.S.-Cuba relations on MLB

Andrew Hawkins, other athletes gain support for social statement attire

NBA's most underrated players

Michael Vick nearly debt-free

Dolphins CB rips Brady's career plans

Biggest winners of the MLB offseason

Brian Billick owns Browns fan

Pelini has profane words for Nebraska AD

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.