Archive for October 20th, 2010

The Miami Heat announced today that they have waived guard Kenny Hasbrouck and forward Shavlik Randolph.

Hasbrouck appeared in five preseason games (one start) averaging 4.6 points, 3.0 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 24.2 minutes.

Randolph appeared in three preseason games averaging 2.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 13.3 minutes.

The Heat roster now stands at 16.

The Atlanta Hawks have released Evan Brock, Richard Delk and Ricardo Marsh from the training camp roster, it was announced this afternoon by Executive Vice President and General Manager Rick Sund.  This transaction brings the current roster to 14 players.

Brock and Marsh each participated in four of Atlanta’s five preseason games, with Brock averaging 0.5 points and 2.8 rebounds and Marsh totaling 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds.  In three contests, Delk scored 3.0 points and grabbed 1.3 boards.

Atlanta, 1-4 this preseason, hosts Miami Thursday night in a nationally-televised game on TNT at 8 p.m., and concludes exhibition action Friday at Charlotte (7 p.m.)

Chuck Hayes sprains ankle

An MRI performed yesterday afternoon on Rockets forward Chuck Hayes at Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute indicated that he suffered a mild to moderate sprain of his right ankle.

Hayes is expected to miss the team’s final two exhibition games at San Antonio and Dallas and will be listed as day-to-day.

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has requested waivers on guard Jason Hart and forward John Thomas.

The preseason roster now stands at 15 players.

Spurs exercise George Hill option

Spurs exercise George Hill option

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have picked up the fourth year contract option on guard George Hill.  He is now signed through the 2011-12 season.

An early entry candidate, out of IUPUI, in the 2008 NBA Draft, Hill was selected by the Spurs in the first round with the 26th overall pick.  Last season Hill enjoyed a breakout year finishing second in Most Improved Player voting.  He appeared in 78 games, including 43 starts, averaging 12.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 29.2 minutes while shooting .478 (353-738) from the floor, .399 (75-188) from the three-point line and .772 (183-237) from the free throw line.  As a starter Hill averaged 15.8 points, 3.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 35.2 minutes. During his rookie season, Hill averaged 5.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 16.5 minutes in 77 games.  He shot .403 (150-372) from the field, .329 (24-73) from three-point land and .781 (114-146) from the line.

For his NBA career Hill has appeared in 155 games, averaging 9.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 22.9 minutes.  He has seen action in 10 playoff games, averaging 11.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 30.0 minutes.

Hill is the first player out of IUPUI to be selected in an NBA Draft and to appear in an NBA game.  As a junior he was named the Summit League Player of the Year and earned All-American Honorable Mention honors by the Associated Press.   He finished fourth in school history in scoring with 1,619 career points.

Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the club has requested waivers on guard Vernon Hamilton and forward Ike Diogu.

Hamilton appeared in five games, averaging 0.6 assists and 0.8 rebounds in 3.6 minutes per game.

Diogu appeared in three games, averaging 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 5.3 minutes per game.

Warriors waive Aaron Miles

The Golden State Warriors have waived guard Aaron Miles, the team announced today.  Miles appeared in six preseason games, averaging 3.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 14.0 minutes per contest.

The Warriors roster now stands at 15 players.

Nuggets waive Eric Boateng

The Denver Nuggets waived C Eric Boateng on Wednesday, bringing their training-camp roster to 14 players.

Boateng, an undrafted free agent, averaged 1.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in five preseason games. He had two points, 10 rebounds and two assists against the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 17.

The Nuggets (4-2) conclude their preseason schedule with back-to-back road games Thursday at Portland and Friday at Phoenix.

The Oklahoma City Thunder waived guard Jerome Dyson and guard Elijah Millsap it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.

Dyson saw action in two games this preseason for Oklahoma City, averaging 4.5 points and 1.0 rebound in 6.5 minutes.

Millsap appeared in four games for the Thunder, averaging 3.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 12.5 minutes.

Oklahoma City’s roster now stands at 15.

The Phoenix Suns have waived guard Zabian Dowdell and forward/center Dwayne Jones.

Dowdell appeared in five preseason games for the Suns, averaging 5.4 points and 1.6 assists, while Jones saw action in three exhibition contests for Phoenix and averaged 2.0 points and 3.3 rebounds.

The Suns’ roster now stands at 14

Suns F Josh Childress breaks finger

Suns F Josh Childress breaks finger

Phoenix Suns forward Josh Childress suffered a fractured distal phalanx (index finger) on his right hand during the Suns’ exhibition win over the Golden State Warriors tonight at US Airways Center.

Childress will do no activity for approximately one week and will be re-evaluated at that time.

Childress suffered the injury after being fouled on a drive to the basket with 7:54 remaining in tonight’s home preseason contest.  Childress returned to the game with 5:39 remaining and played the rest of regulation, finishing with three points and five rebounds.

Including tonight’s contest, Childress owns preseason averages of 7.9 points and 4.0 rebounds, and is shooting 57.1 percent from the field (20-of-35) in seven games as a reserve.

Cavaliers waive Danny Green

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced tonight that they have waived guard/forward Danny Green. Green averaged 3.3 points on .375 shooting, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 14.0 minutes per game in four games this preseason.

The Cavaliers roster now stands at 15.

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