Archive for February 3rd, 2008

The Portland Trail Blazers recalled forward Josh McRoberts from the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, it was announced today by Trail Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard.

“It was a really good experience,” said McRoberts. “It was the first time that I’d played in a game with extended minutes in a long time, so it was good to get out there and get some game action.”

McRoberts, who was assigned to the Stampede on Jan. 9, averaged 7.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 26.5 minutes in eight games with the Trail Blazers’ D-League affiliate.

Prior to joining the Stampede, McRoberts posted averages of 1.3 points, 0.7 rebounds and 2.3 minutes in three games with the Trail Blazers this season after being selected by Portland with the 37th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.

The Duke University product is the fifth player in Trail Blazers history to be assigned to the D-League.

Gerald Wallace out around a week

The Charlotte Observer reports: Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace has a strained right foot that is projected to cost him a week of activity. That was the prognosis Saturday, before the Bobcats played the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Coach Sam Vincent said the team plans to treat the ailment conservatively.

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