It's still a longshot and he's relatively healed from his quad strain. Enough so to be working out with the team. I saw him the other night working with Jeffries before the game. But I think Donnie Walsh looks at the D-League and does his due diligence.
In looking at the D Legue there are a few interesting names, and remember the Bucks snagged Ramon Sessions from there, so there are some diamonds. Remember that if a player is drafted or signed as FA to an NBA franchise, you have a three year contract but you are only allowed 2 years in the D League and then you can be signed by any team. If you are waived, you are fair game, which we discovered after referring to legal counsel Andrew Smith.
A guy they may took look at is Cedric Bozman, formerly of UCLA, who was one-time property of the Hawks but is not under contract. I have to look up his availability but he's played well early and was waived by the Hawks in 2007. I also happen to like Brandon Heath, who was waived by the Lakers and who's impressing early.
If the team is looking for PG help, Walker Russell formerly of Jacksonville State is averaging 13 points and over 8 assists but was never considered a good shooter at the NBA level. And of course, former Knick Frank Williams is always a possibility.
But for me, with the need for shotblocking help, Walsh should look to former Michigan standout Courtney Sims who is eating up the D league early averaging 8 blocks and 14 rebounds.
I still maintain that Ewing Jr. will return in early January when Marbury is cut loose.
Remember for more information on the D League check out Dan Reed's Blog on NBA.com