Archive for January 4th, 2011

Hornets waive Pops Mensah-Bonsu

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have waived forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu.

Mensah-Bonsu (6-9, 235) appeared in seven games for New Orleans this season, scoring two points and grabbing 11 rebounds in 35 minutes of action. Originally signed September 24, 2010, Mensah-Bonsu played in all eight preseason games for the Hornets, averaging 5.0 rebounds and 4.6 points in 15.4 minutes.

The North London, England native has been inactive the past 22 games for New Orleans and has six DNP-CD on the year. Originally undrafted out of George Washington University in 2006, Mensah-Bonsu has appeared in 61 games over a four-year career with the Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Houston Rockets, and New Orleans Hornets, holding averages of 3.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 8.3 minutes of play.

The Hornets roster now stands at 14.

Warriors waive Rodney Carney

The Golden State Warriors have waived guard/forward Rodney Carney, the team announced today.

Carney appeared in 25 games for the Warriors this season, averaging 5.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per contest.  He was originally signed as a free agent on September 8, 2010.

Bulls waive John Lucas III

The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has waived guard John Lucas III.

Lucas III (5-11, 165) appeared in two games with Chicago, and averaged 1.0 ppg and 0.5 apg in 5.0 mpg.  He signed with Chicago on November 26.

Chicago’s roster now stands at 13.

Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler underwent surgery today to repair a ruptured right patellar tendon.  The surgery was performed by team
physician Dr. T.O. Souryal at Texas Sports Medicine.  He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

In 29 games this season, Butler averaged 15.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists and 29.9 minutes.

Timberwolves waive Sundiata Gaines

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived guard Sundiata Gaines.

Gaines appeared in eight games for the Wolves this season, averaging 2.6 points in 8.1 minutes. He was originally signed by the Wolves as a free agent on Nov. 12, 2010.

The AP reports:

Hedo Turkoglu hits Warriors with a triple-double

Hedo Turkoglu gave Magic fans a glowing demonstration of why the team made him a key figure in its massive reorganization two weeks ago.

Turkoglu, part of two trades involving eight players that Orlando engineered to reload its roster, had 10 points, 10 assists and 14 rebounds in the Magic’s 110-90 rout over Golden State on Monday night.

“I’m glad I finally did something to help this team win,” said Turkoglu, who has been steady in nearly every game since his return to the Magic. “When I have the ball in my hands, I’m able to do the things I’m good at. My strength is to be the guy who is a facilitator, get my shot or find one for my teammates.”

It was the third triple-double of his career and helped the Magic run their winning streak to six games. Dwight Howard scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds.

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