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6 Players We May Never See In The NBA Anymore

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Making it to the NBA is one of the hardest things to achieve by any professional basketball player and if you don’t take our word for it, just ask Andre Ingram, who spent a decade in the development league before having the chance to make his NBA debut at age 32.

Just a handful of players get the privilege to play in the best league in the world and even fewer manage to have long and successful NBA careers, with most of their colleagues having their dreams shattered after just a couple of seasons.

Year in and year out, we’re not aware of the fact that we’re actually looking at some ballers finals moments on an NBA hardwood, and now that this year’s regular season has come to an end, we’re going to let you know about 6 players that we may never see in the NBA anymore.

6. Jose Calderon

Jose Calderon Cavs

Truth to be told, Jose Calderon’s NBA journey should’ve have come to an end years ago, as he’s one of the worst defenders in the league (by a long shot), isn’t a vocal leader, has lost most of his shooting stroke and is slow and unathletic.

Still, due to injuries and lack of depth, he’s starting for the Cleveland Cavaliers right now, but that’s unlikely to happen the next season. With no one willing to offer such an aged veteran a shot, he’s very likely to go overseas and finish his career on his native Spain.

5. Arron Afflalo

Arron Afflalo, Magic

Arron Afflalo is a player that keeps getting contracts but never backs the money up with good performances, and it seems like he just stalled and never peaked despite having a lot of touches and such a fine skill set to become more than a mere role player in this league.

Now that he’s aged and he’s not getting any playing time at all, it wouldn’t be surprised to see him pack his bags and try his luck on China, where he could still dominate and get a big paycheck at the end of every month.

4. Brandon Jennings

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Brandon Jennings has had a lot of chances of making a comeback, but let’s be honest here: he’s lost most of his mojo, and he’s even piling up DNP’s in the Milwaukee Bucks playoff run despite being such a crafty veteran.

Jennings talent is definitely still there but he’s looked slow and unaware in both ends of the hardwood all year long, and he should go back to China where he could still be extremely productive.

3. Derrick Rose

10 NBA Players That Should Play Overseas Next Season Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose doesn’t want to give up on his NBA Championship dreams but now that the Minnesota Timberwolves have been knocked out of playoff contention, he may be forced to just turn the page and try his luck in China where he can get his confidence back while still getting a lot of dough.

Injuries took away Rose’s explosiveness, speed, confidence and hops, he’s never going to go back to his old dominant self and it’s pretty sad that we never got the chance to witness prime Drose taking over the league.

2. Manu Ginobili

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Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Manu Ginobili’s one of the greatest foreign players to ever set foot on an NBA hardwood, one of the best lefties in the game, and one of the best sixth men this game has ever seen, working as a second Gregg Popovich on the court; setting picks, running the offense, knocking down threes, blocking shots and getting steals even at age 40.

The San Antonio Spurs aren’t looking like contenders without Kawhi Leonard and with him unlikely to stay put beyond this season, the team is likely to go through a rebuilding process Ginobili may not want to be a part of. He’s done it all, so who could blame him?

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1. Dwyane Wade


Dwyane Wade IS the Miami Heat. He’s always been and he always will, but with Spoelstra’s team stuck on a mediocrity spiral unlikely to end any time soon, the time may have come for the Flash to call it a day and announce his retirement as one of the best shooting guards in the history of the game.

Wade has won everything he’s ever played, is a fierce competitor, a tough defender and one of the craftiest scorers to ever lace them up, but father time has taken a toll on his body. So, now that he had the chance to play for Miami once again, he’s very likely to retire after 15 great seasons.