That bolded statement is a slight exageration(sp), but that's pretty much my thoughts on him. I think those five teams inquiring about him are probably doing a rather routine vague checkup of possible "veterans" to pick up for the stretch and playoffs. I'd be very surprised to see him on an NBA court anytime soon.So many of the Roy Tarpley rumors that have surfaced in recent years have such a dark tone that one NBA exec recently told us, "I'm pleasantly surprised to hear he's even alive.'' But this Roy Tarpley rumor -- talk of the former Mavs star making a comeback to the NBA -- is more than just gossip, sources tell DallasBasketball.com, noting that at least five NBA teams have responded to his stated interest in returning to basketball by doing background checks on the troubled big man.
That sums it up from out standpoint, IMO.Want an indication of disinterest from the Mavs, Tarpley's employer until December 1995 NBA? We get it from owner Mark Cuban, who politely tells DB.com, "We wish Roy well in his pursuits.''