Stuck in the middle

Milwaukee Bucks centre Jamaal Magloire is all smiles after being inducted into the Scarborough Walk...

Milwaukee Bucks centre Jamaal Magloire is all smiles after being inducted into the Scarborough Walk of Fame Wednesday, May 17, 2006. (Toronto Sun/Sarah Buxton)

RYAN WOLSTAT -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:32 AM ET

Hold off on buying those Jamaal Magloire Milwaukee Bucks jerseys.

The former NBA all-star, was honoured as an inaugural member of Scarborough's Walk of Fame at Scarborough Town Centre, seemed comfortable with the idea of moving on after one season with the Bucks.

"I'm not sure what intention (Bucks management) has for me, but I know I'll be fine whether I'm in Milwaukee or anywhere else," Magloire said.

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Magloire has been diplomatic about this past season and his future with the franchise, but with 2005 first overall pick Andrew Bogut being the long-term answer in the middle for the Bucks, Magloire's days in Milwaukee appear to be numbered.

"The fact that I'm still under contract with Milwaukee (one year at just over $8 million US), I'm only entitled to talk about that team."

When asked about playing for the Raptors when he becomes a free agent, Magloire said: "All I can say is, it's always good to come home in the summertime."

Magloire refused to rock the boat following Milwaukee's five-game elimination at the hands of the Detroit Pistons earlier this month, but did say he wished he was given more playing time and a better chance to help the team.

Magloire was traded to the Bucks by the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets before last season and had his role reduced significantly, particularly on offence, but still managed to rank 10th in the NBA in rebounds per game.

Magloire was excited to be one of the first inductees on the Walk of Fame.

"I feel honoured to have been recognized for my accomplishments over the years," he said. "My intention has always been to give back to my community, give back to my family and friends and now that I had a chance to do that and am being recognized for that, I'm very happy."

Canadian hockey standout Vicky Sunohara, winner of back-to-back Olympic gold medals, was the only other athlete inducted with Magloire .

"To be one of the first inducted is very special," Sunohara said. "I'm pretty amazed. It's such an honour to be around the other (10) inductees."


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