Spur for a minute Marcus Haislip is back from China, deciding where to play next. Since leaving the San Antonio Spurs, Haislip has been all over.
According to a story from his hometown paper of the Marshall County Tribune, Haislip went to Greece to play for Greek Basketball League team Panathinaikos and then went to Spain to play for Caja Laboral (Tiago Splitter's old team). Most recently, Haislip went to China, where he played for the Guangdong Southern Tigers.
With the exception of his NBA teams, Haislip says he's played a key role with every team he's been on.
"I've had leading roles for teams, but I definitely don't want to be giving myself a star label," Haislip said. "It's definitely (rewarding in terms of salary and) allowed me to pay the bills. It's been a blessing."
While he figures out where to play next (he's likely headed back to China), Haislip is in his hometown of Lewisburg, TN to watch a local 3-on-3 basketball tournament that he donated $3,500 to.
The article also covered Haislip's time in Europe and how it compares to the states. Definitely worth a read. Nice to see any player, especially a former Spur giving back to his community.
Yeah he was kinda raw back in time when he was a Spur, but he earned a lot of experience throughout his playing oversea. He is very athletic for a big man even by NBA standard, and he can knock down outside shot. I'm not comparing him to Robert Horry but Haislip looks like a poorman's version of Big Shot Bob. If he can be more clever and crafty, he can crack into the rotation and earn some minutes.
I had a glimpse of how Mr. Haislip performed with spurs. He is tall 6'10" or 6'11." He played very limited time. Why? He has the height and body. His game is not suited for the spurs? Was the pay low compared to what he gets abroad? Or was it he is not 6'7"?