Archive for November 5th, 2010

WTVD (ABC) reports:

Warrants have been obtained charging 25-year-old Gavin Troy Grant with first degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

The attempted robbery happened on September 24 around 10 p.m at an apartment on Crossroads Arbor Way.

Police say two suspects forced their way into the apartment and assaulted two people who were inside.

The victims fought off the suspects, who fled before being about the complete the robbery.

One of the victims in the case is former NC State baseball player Domonique Rodgers.

Rodgers was arrested four hours after the incident for running a marijuana operation at his house.

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed point guard Chris Quinn.  Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.  At the same time, the Spurs announced that Bobby Simmons has been placed on waivers.

Quinn (#11, 6’2”, 175, 9/27/83) has appeared in 193 regular season games in his four-year NBA career, averaging 5.2 points, 2.1 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game, while shooting .390 (150-385) from three-point range. He enjoyed his best campaign during the 2007-08 season, averaging 7.8 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game in 22.3 minutes of play, including 25 starts for the Heat.

Originally signed as a free agent out of Notre Dame by Miami in 2006, Quinn was traded by the Heat to the Nets on January 5, 2010. He appeared in two preseason games with the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2010 preseason.

Simmons originally signed with the Spurs as a free agent on September 25, 2010.  He had appeared in two games in the regular season.

Sports Network reports:

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Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas is set to make his season debut Friday against the New York Knicks, according to the team’s Twitter feed.

The post said, “A quick update from New York. Gilbert Arenas will play tonight!” Arenas practiced Friday morning and was earlier considered a game- time decision.

Arenas has missed the Wizards’ first three games of the regular season with a strained tendon in his right ankle and strained right groin.

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel reports:

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Coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith met Thursday before the Magic’s practice. The topic, in a nutshell:

Dealing with changes that are good for the team … but not so good for players involved.

Their meeting came in the wake of small forward Mickael Pietrus’ shouting match with Van Gundy near the bench on Wednesday night.

Frustrated with his dwindling role, Pietrus was pulled out of the game by Van Gundy after just three minutes into the final period during the Magic’s blow-out victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Amway Center.

Teammates, including co-captain Dwight Howard, tried to calm Pietrus. One player said that MP wanted to be traded if he’s not playing regularly, although MP told me he didn’t want to leave a contender.

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