Archive for December 15th, 2007

Shelden Williams carjacked at gunpoint

The AP reports: Atlanta forward Shelden Williams was carjacked at gunpoint Saturday before the Hawks’ game against Charlotte. Douglasville City Police said two suspects were arrested late Saturday afternoon at Arbor Place Mall in Douglas County, near Atlanta. The suspects were in Williams’ car and were attempting a robbery, according to an officer who answered the phone at the Douglasville Police Department. The officer, who declined to give her name, said one suspect was taken to a hospital after suffering dog bites from the police canine unit during the arrest.

Kenyon Martin suspended 1 game

Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin has been suspended for one game without pay and assessed a Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two for flagrantly fouling Melvin Ely of the New Orleans Hornets by striking him in the head with an elbow, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 9:40 remaining in the second period of Denver’s 105-99 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Pepsi Center. Martin will serve the suspension tonight when the Nuggets play the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center.

The following is a statement from Martin: “”I’’m disappointed that I won’’t be out there with my teammates tonight against the Spurs.  What happened with Melvin in Wednesday’’s game was inadvertent.  I apologized to him on the court and again after the game.  He told me he knew it was an accident.””

Antonio Daniels out 2-4 weeks

Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that guard Antonio Daniels sustained a MCL sprain in his right knee in the second quarter of Washington’s 104-91 victory at Miami on Thursday, December 13th, and will miss 2-4 weeks.

“This is very disappointing as Antonio was doing an outstanding job as our starting point guard,” said Grunfeld.  “We are confident Antonio will return to action within the next few weeks.  Roger Mason Jr. and Nick Young have been very productive for us off the bench, and we feel they will make the most of this opportunity.”

In his 11th season in the NBA, Daniels has averaged 8.2 points, 5.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game in 22 contests.  Daniels started Washington’s last 14 games in place of injured All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas, and has guided the Wizards to a 9-5 record over that stretch.  Daniels has averaged 11.0 points, 6.6 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game as a starter this season.

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