Archive for March 6th, 2010

Tony Parker breaks bone in right hand

Late in the first half of tonight’s San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies game, Spurs point guard Tony Parker suffered a fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand. No additional details are available at this time.

We’ll update this page later tonight as more info is known.

The Spurs are already considered a lower-tier playoff team, and not true championship contenders this season. Without Parker, hope for a title would definitely be lost.

MARCH 8 UPDATE:

Earlier today in San Antonio, Tony Parker was examined by Dr. David Green. The exam confirmed that Parker has an undisplaced, stable fracture of his right fourth metacarpal. Parker will be out for approximately six weeks (surgery will not be required). 

Celtics sign Mike Finley

Celtics sign Mike Finley

The Boston Celtics announced today that the club has signed free agent guard/forward Michael Finley to a contract.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Finley, a 6’7”, 225 lbs guard/forward, has posted career averages of 15.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists and was a member of the 2007 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.  The former Wisconsin Badger is a two-time All-Star and has netted over 17,000 career points.  A member of the 1996 All-Rookie First Team, Finley has appeared in 111 career playoff games gaining averages of 13.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and a three-point field goal percentage of 39.1 percent.  In postseason play among all active NBA players, Finley ranks third in career three-point field goals made (197) and sixth in playoff free throw percentage (.865).

The Boston Celtics announced today that forward Marcus Landry has been assigned to the Maine Red Claws. Landry is the team’s fourth assignment to the NBA Development League this season.

Landry, a 6’7” forward, has appeared in one game for the Celtics since his acquisition from the New York Knicks on February 18 logging two minutes against Cleveland on February 25.  The former Wisconsin Badger has posted averages of 2.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 18 games played this season between Boston and New York.

ESPN reports:

The NCAA has ruled Mississippi State forward Renardo Sidney will have to repay $11,800 in improper benefits and sit out the remainder of this season and nine games next season if he wants to play for the Bulldogs.

Sidney said he does.

“I am glad the process is over with,” Sidney said in a statement. “I can go to sleep knowing I can play next year. I just want everybody to know I’m coming back next year. God does everything for a reason, and this is no different. I thank my mom, coaches, teammates, Mississippi State and all the fans. They’ve helped me get through all of this, and it will make next year very special.”

Sidney, a highly regarded recruit who grew up in Jackson, Miss., and played at a Los Angeles high school, received preferential treatment and improper benefits because of his talent, an NCAA statement Friday. The statement also said he violated ethics rules by providing false or misleading statements.

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