Archive for November 17th, 2007

Warriors sign DJ Mbenga

The Golden State Warriors, who with a 1-6 record have been one of the league’s worst teams in the still-young season, have signed free agent center DJ Mbenga to a contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, Chris Mullin.  Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.

Mbenga (Ben-ga), 27, was not drafted by an NBA team, but was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Mavericks prior to the 2004-05 season.  He played three seasons with the Mavericks (2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07) prior to being waived before the start of this season (October 30).  A native of the Congo, Mbenga has averaged 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds in 79 career regular season games.  He appeared in a career-high 43 games with the Mavericks during the 2005-06 campaign and logged a career-best 237 minutes overall.

Mbenga will join the Warriors in New York on Monday and will wear uniform #28.

Warriors waive Stephane Lasme

The Golden State Warriors have waived forward Stephane Lasme, it was announced today by Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, Chris Mullin.

Lasme, 24, was selected by the Warriors in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft (46th overall).  He appeared in one regular season game (11/8 vs. Dallas) and did not register a stat line. The 6′8″ native of Gabon, Africa appeared in four preseason games with Golden State, averaging 5.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.25 blocked shots in 16.3 minutes.

Lakers need to be on national TV more

The Los Angeles Lakers only have 328,238,101,204,104,111,428 games on national television this season. It isn’t enough.

I propose that every single Lakers game be televised not just on both ESPN and TNT but also on CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC and whatever the WB is called these days, as well as on HBO, Cartoon Network, Lifetime, MTV, VH1 and every other main station. All at the same time.

/end sarcasm

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