After moving to the Chinese league in 2019 and passing through the Philippines last year, Shabazz Muhammad feels ready to return to the NBA. The forward has already spoken with several franchises about the possibility of trying out with them in the Summer League or the next training camp. There is still nothing on the horizon, but the former Bucks and Timberwolves talks about the possibilities of his return with SportsNet New York. “A lot of teams struggle with scoring off the bench, and that’s something I can do,” he says.
Muhammad was released by Milwaukee before the start of the 2018-19 season and was unable to find a footing in the league until he decided to seek his luck in China. He has spent this last year in the Philippine league, where his performance has earned him a few offers to return to the Asian giant. However, his main objective is to return to what was once his home. His experience abroad says it has served to improve his resources with the ball and his shot, ensuring that he is a different player and prepared for the current NBA scenario.
At the moment his plan is to continue training hard in Las Vegas while waiting for a call. Shabazz has played a total of 278 games in the NBA, averaging 17 minutes, 9 points and 2.8 rebounds almost always as a substitute. Next November he will be 30 years old.
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