Scottie Pippen considering comeback
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Seven-time All-Star and six-time World Champion
Scottie Pippen is seriously considering an NBA comeback.
According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, Pippen hopes to play for a
contending team in this season’s playoffs and also would like to be a player-
Pippen last played during the 2003-04 season with the Chicago Bulls when he
was limited to 23 games thanks to knee problems.
Pippen, who was named one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players, was drafted with
the fifth overall choice by Seattle in 1987, but his draft rights were
immediately traded to Chicago in exchange for Olden Polynice and future draft
He was a member of both the 1992 and 1996 gold medal-winning United States
Olympic Basketball Teams. Pippen has also been named to the All-NBA First Team
three times as well as being named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team a total
of eight times.
For his career, Pippen has averaged 16.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists
in 1,178 contests. In 208 career playoff games, Pippen averaged 17.5 points,
7.6 assists and 5.0 rebounds.