Archive for January 22nd, 2010

Sebastian Telfair out 4-6 weeks

Los Angeles Clippers guard Sebastian Telfair suffered a right groin strain and torn right adductor longus tendon in the Clippers victory over Chicago on Jan. 20. The diagnosis was confirmed when Telfair was examined by a specialist, Dr. Craig Smith, in Los Angeles earlier today.

Telfair is expected to miss a minimum of four to six weeks.

In 39 games played this season, Telfair has averaged 4.3 points and 2.9 assists in 14.3 minutes per game.

The Los Angeles Clippers today signed guard JamesOn Curry to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.

A member of the NBA Development League’s Springfield Armor, Curry becomes the eighth Gatorade Call-Up of the 2009-10 season. The Clippers also announced that they have waived forward Kareem Rush.

With the Armor, the 6-foot-3 Curry averaged 16.1 points, 7.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 19 games this season. The former Oklahoma State standout was selected after his junior season by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft. Curry did not appear in a regular season game for the Bulls, but was assigned to the D-League’s Iowa Energy and averaged 20.3 points, 5.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 13 games during the 2007-08 season.

Curry, 24, played in two games for Pau-Orthez of France before returning to Iowa and averaging 12.3 points in 16 games in 2008-09. Curry spent time with Proteas EKA AEL in Cyprus this season and joined the Armor in November, 2009.

A North Carolina native, Curry finished his career at Oklahoma State as the school’s 13th all-time leading scorer with 1,363 points and the third-most three-pointers in school history (197). As a junior, Curry was as Third Team All-Big 12 selection and finished second on the team in scoring.

Rush averaged 1.3 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists in seven games with the Clippers in 2009-10. Rush suffered a torn right ACL on Nov. 17, 2009 in New Orleans and underwent season-ending surgery to repair the knee in November.

The AP reports:

Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy will miss four games because of a right hamstring injury, the team said Friday.

Roy re-injured the hamstring late in the first half of Portland’s 98-90 victory at Philadelphia on Wednesday night. He left the team for treatment in Seattle.

The two-time All-Star was originally hurt during the third quarter of the Blazers’ 120-108 home win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 13.

Spurs waive Marcus Haislip

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have waived forward Marcus Haislip to allow him to pursue opportunities outside of the NBA.

The 6-10, 230-lb Haislip appeared in 10 games for San Antonio and averaged 2.5 points and 1.0 rebounds in 4.4 minutes.

The Spurs roster stands at 14.

Hawks sign Mario West to second 10-day contract

The Atlanta Hawks today signed guard Mario West to a second 10-day contract, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Sund.

In four games with Atlanta this season, West has averaged 1.3 ppg and 2.3 rpg in 7.8 mpg (.667 FG%, 1-1 FTs). The Georgia Tech product is in his third year with the Hawks.

George M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal reports:

Mo Williams out 4-6 weeks with shoulder sprain

The reality is sinking in. The Cavaliers must adjust to playing without point guard Mo Williams, who is out from four to six weeks with a shoulder sprain.

”It’s huge. The last two years, a lot of the success we’ve had as a team has been because Mo has been our point guard,” Cavs forward LeBron James said Thursday.

Williams injured his shoulder Tuesday night while playing the Toronto Raptors, but eventually returned to the game to help lead the Cavaliers to a 108-100 victory.

”He’s our second-leading scorer, but I like the guys in that locker room,” Cavs coach Mike Brown said.

”I’m confident we’ll have other guys step up.”

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