4 Haziran 2008

Veteran Center Mourning Hints At Returning To NBA

Alonzo Mourning on Monday hinted of a return to the NBA next season, after being limited to just 25 games this year due to leg and knee injuries.

The veteran center is raring to play again and complete the season without any injuries, saying it would all depend on his body's conditioning. He added he would like to play for one more year before he wraps up his NBA career which started in 1992.

The Heat still owns Mourning's contract until the end of the month and it remains unclear if the shot-blocking center is open to the idea of playing elsewhere.

He has played for Miami the last four seasons, including the 2006-07 campaign where he posted 8.6 points and 4.6 rebounds a game while starting for then-injured Heat center Shaquille O'Neal.

The 38-year-old Mourning has career averages of 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks a game.

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