The Golden State Warriors today signed guard Coby Karl of the Idaho Stampede, making him the 11th Call-Up of the 2009-10 NBA D-League season and the third from the Stampede to the NBA. Karl joins 70 current NBA players with NBA D-League experience.
A 6-5 guard, Karl has appeared in five games with the Stampede this season, averaging 27.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists. He scored in double-figures in all five games, including scoring a season-high 36 points on two occasions. A two-year member of the Stampede, Karl played 22 games in Boise’s Qwest Arena during the 2008-09 season, when he averaged 18.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists.
Karl rejoins the NBA having appeared in three games for the Cleveland Cavaliers before being waived on Jan. 6. A member of the 2008 Western Conference Champion Los Angeles Lakers, Karl appeared in 17 games for L.A. during the 2007-08 season. During his tenure with the Lakers, he was assigned three times to the NBA D-League’s Los Angeles D-Fenders, where he averaged 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.2. During his NBA career, Karl scored 30 points in 20 games for Cleveland and Los Angeles.
A three-time Western Athletic Conference All-Academic Team selection at Boise State, Karl ranks third on the Bronco’s all-time scoring list with 1,698 points. In his senior season he averaged 14.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists, and was named a First-Team All-WAC selection. Karl, son of Denver Nuggets coach George Karl, left Boise State as the all-time leader in games played (127) and three-pointers made (266).
Michael Wallace of the Miami Herald reports:
With both the Heat and the U.S. national team awaiting a decision regarding his immediate future plans, star guard Dwyane Wade confirmed his first summer commitment.
He is headed back to school. Wade plans to enroll in online courses at Marquette to work toward an undergraduate communications degree.
Wade, 28, discussed his intentions in advance of Saturday’s game against the Bucks at the Bradley Center. Wade played his college games at the same arena, where Marquette retired his No. 3 jersey in 2007.
Part of the agreement to honor Wade at that time was that he would eventually try to complete his degree.
“It’s a process,” said Wade, who has about 30 college credits remaining. “It’s something that will take a while because I don’t have a normal schedule. But it’s something that we’ll get completed.”
The New York Post reports:
Trouble always seems to find Jayson Williams.
The former NBA star’s South Carolina estate was recently robbed of more $150,000 in sports memorabilia, electronics and jewelry, The Post has learned.
Among the stolen items were a pair of Tiger Woods’ shoes autographed by the sullied billionaire golfer, shorts signed by basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, and a handwritten lyric sheet by rapper Tupac Shakur.
The burglar also scored four plasma-screen TVs and jewelry, including a diamond Breitling watch and a gold Rolex.
“I want my memorabilia back because they mean more to me than what they represent,” the ex-Net’s wife, Tanya Young-Williams, told The Post.
The AP reports:
Andre Miller missed badly on his first shot of the game. That was about the only thing that went wrong for Portland’s point guard.
Miller scored a career-high 52 points, including 25 in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Juwan Howard hit a jumper with 44.8 seconds left to lift the Trail Blazers past the Dallas Mavericks 114-112 Saturday night.
On Portland’s second possession of the game, Miller’s 15-foot jumper missed the rim the completely and hit the backboard. That was one of his few misfires as Miller finished 22 of 31 from the floor and 7 of 8 from the foul line.
Miller shot 22-of-31, 1-of-1 from three-point range, and 7-of-8 free throws. He also had five rebounds, just two assists (and two turnovers), and two steals.
Also for the Blazers, LaMarcus Aldridge shot 10-of-20 for 21 points and just four rebounds. And with Brandon Roy out, Jerryd Bayless started alongside Miller and shot 7-of-11 for 17 points.
For the Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki shot 9-of-19 for 28 points and nine rebounds.
Fan discussion of Andre Miller’s big night is in this forum topic.