Archive for March 7th, 2011

Channing Frye out 2-3 weeks with shoulder injury

Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye today underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center that revealed a dislocated right shoulder.  Frye is expected to miss two-to-three weeks pending ongoing evaluation from Suns orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Carter.

Frye sustained the injury with 6:28 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Suns’ Sunday game against the Thunder in Oklahoma City.

In his second season with the Suns, Frye is averaging a career-high tying 12.3 points and a career-high 6.6 rebounds in 61 games in 2010-11, one of only two Suns who has appeared in every game this season (Dudley).  The University of Arizona product has made more three-pointers than any NBA player since the beginning of the 2009-10 season (304), and made back-to-back game-winning jumpers Feb. 27 at Indiana and Feb. 28 at New Jersey on the Suns’ just-completed six-game road trip.

The AP reports:

Two missed flights have ended guard Sherron Collins’ chance of returning to the Charlotte Bobcats.

Coach Paul Silas says they planned to bring back the undrafted rookie from Kansas after waiving him, but withdrew the offer last week after Collins missed two flights the team had arranged from his hometown of Chicago.

The Bobcats filled the roster spot Monday by signing guard Garrett Temple of the NBA Development League to a 10-day contract.

InsideHoops.com editor says: In unrelated news, Jessica Alba keeps missing flights to come visit me. Over and over and over. She’s obviously irresponsible or something.

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Charlotte Bobcats General Manager Rod Higgins announced today that the team has signed guard Garrett Temple to a 10-day contract.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-5 Temple joins the Bobcats from the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA Development League, where he was selected to play in the 2011 D-League All-Star Game.  In 24 games played this season with the Bayhawks and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Temple averaged 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 steals in 33.6 minutes.  He scored in double figures 18 times, with five games of 20 points or more.  Over the last two seasons, Temple has played in 54 career D-League games, with averages of 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 34.6 minutes.

Temple has played in 39 career NBA games with Houston, Sacramento, San Antonio and Milwaukee, with career averages of 4.0 points and 1.0 rebound in 11.2 minutes.  This season he played in three games for San Antonio before being released on Nov. 12 and played in nine games for Milwaukee after signing a pair of 10-day contracts beginning on Jan. 25.

Temple played four seasons at Louisiana State University from 2005-09, where he was a teammate of Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas in 2006-07.  He concluded his career as the school’s all-time leader in minutes played (4,432) and currently ranks second in the category, while also ranking fourth in assists (482), fourth in blocks (113) and seventh in steals (191).  He was not selected in the 2009 NBA Draft.

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