Marcus Fizer, a former No. 4 overall pick of the Chicago Bulls, is looking to get back into the NBA.
Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle documented Fizer’s basketball journey in detail on Sunday. Within the column, Simmons noted that Fizer, a 6’9 forward, recently worked out for the Golden State Warriors. The 34-year-old hasn’t played in the NBA since 2006, when he averaged 6.7 points per game with the New Orleans Hornets.
Below is a passage from Simmons’ column:
At 34 years old, the former No. 4 overall pick is trying to revive his career the way he has revived his life. He’s convinced that his physicality and athleticism will allow him to play for any NBA team, and his re-established Christian faith makes him a perfect mentor in the Warriors’ locker room.
There’s a lot to Fizer’s journey. He started out as a youngster who was a bit over his head, but through the years, he’s matured. He’s ready to put in the work that he, according to Simmons, thought was “crazy.”
Here is a list of all the teams he’s played for (courtesy of Simmons’ column):
2000-04 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
2004-05 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
2005-06 Austin Toros (D-League)
2006 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
2006-07 Polaris World Murcia (Spain)
2007 Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
2007-09 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
2009 Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
2010 Mets de Guaynabo (Puerto Rico)
2011 Mobile Clouded Leopards (Taiwan)
2012 Brujos de Guayama (Puerto Rico)
2012 Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca (Argentina)
Signing Fizer would certainly be an unexpected route for the Warriors to take. However, Fizer was once the No. 4 overall pick in the 2000 draft. Players aren’t taken that high without having some ability. Plus, he is likely to be cheap, which would suit the Warriors well.