Renaldo Balkman is receiving another chance at the NBA as he attempts to make the Dallas Mavericks' roster.
Balkman was banned from the Philippines Basketball Association for shoving some of his teammates and an assistant coach while confronting three referees last March.
“To get a second chance, to put your foot back in the door, to get your name circulated within the NBA, that’s hard sometimes,’’ Balkman said. “Everybody grows up, everybody matures, and I feel like I have matured.
“Everybody deserves a second chance. In my case, yeah, I deserve a second chance.’’
Balkman ended up finishing last season in the Puerto Rico Basketball League.
Balkman was a first round pick in 2006 by the New York Knicks.