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Morris Pleads Guilty To Reckless Driving

New York Knicks center Randolph Morris pleaded guilty Friday to reckless driving and agreed to pay a fine.

Morris, who was scheduled to appear in Fayette District Court for a preliminary hearing, didn't attend. His attorney, Jim Lowry, entered the guilty plea on his behalf and said the $100 fine and court costs would be paid Friday.

The former University of Kentucky star was arrested Aug. 7 in Lexington after an officer spotted him driving 62 mph ? 17 mph over the speed limit ? and failing to use a turn signal as he sped down an exit ramp.

Via Globe And Mail

Posey Suspended One Game By NBA

James Posey of the Boston Celtics has been suspended without pay for one game for pleading no contest to reckless driving, in violation of the law of the State of Florida, the NBA announced today.

Posey will serve his suspension when the Celtics open the 2007-08 regular season against Washington on Nov. 2 at TD Banknorth Garden.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Lonny Baxter Gets 60-Day Prison Term

A federal judge sentenced former Bulls draft pick Lonny Baxter to 60 days in prison on Friday for illegally shipping firearms.

The decision could affect the 28-year-old Baxter's upcoming season with a Spanish league team.

U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte based the sentence on Baxter's history with firearms and his actions in the case.

"You are in a sense on injured reserve," Messitte told Baxter. "You have in effect injured yourself."


Mutombo May Play Half A Season

Dikembe Mutombo is reportedly considering playing a half season, waiting until January to return.  If Mutombo waits until after the first of the year then he can see how well the Rockets are playing under Rick Adelman and how he fits their club.

Mutombo and Rockets general manager Daryl Morey met about 10 days ago in Atlanta and had a pleasant discussion. The Rockets had earlier made an offer of roughly $1.2 million, but would likely be willing to go as high as $1.9 million (the maximum they can pay) to have Mutombo back.

Via Houston Chronicle

Wolves To Invite Cleaves And Bowen To Training Camp

Timberwolves coach Randy Wittman said he would like to invite former Michigan State point guard Mateen Cleaves and former Iowa forward Ryan Bowen to training camp after they played well for the team in the Las Vegas summer league.

Via Star Tribune

Mavs Still Considering Webber And Brown

The Mavs have 15 guaranteed contracts for this season and still are considering adding a veteran big man such as Chris Webber or P.J. Brown.

Via Dallas Morning News

Cavs Have Conversations With Allan Houston

After having conversations, the Cavs might look to bring in guard Allan Houston, who is coming out of retirement, for a workout next month.

Via Akron Beacon Journal

Mutombo Receiving Interest From Cleveland

League sources said the Cavs have expressed interest in 16-year veteran center Dikembe Mutombo.

He has been offered a contract to stay with the Houston Rockets but has not signed while he considers options.

Via Akron Beacon Journal

Divers Search For Missing Father Of Jameer Nelson

Divers resumed searching the Delaware River on Friday for the father of Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson.

Floyd "Pete" Nelson was reported missing from his job at a tugboat repair shop about noon Thursday.

Floyd Nelson was last seen near the water, and officials said it was feared that he had fallen into the river just south of the Commodore Barry Bridge.

Mayor Wendell Butler said the U.S. Coast Guard and divers searched the waters until dark Thursday and the search resumed shortly after 8 a.m. Friday.


Mavs To Let Pops Become Free Agent

The Mavericks have elected not to exercise their option on Pops Mensah-Bonsu, meaning the 6-9 forward will become a free agent Saturday.

The team had until today to guarantee Mensah-Bonsu's contract for the upcoming season. That would have cost the team $687,456. By letting his contract expire, it means any NBA team can claim Mensah-Bonsu off waivers, although that seems unlikely as they would be responsible for his full salary this season.

The Mavs' decision clears the way for Mensah-Bonsu to play in Europe this season, president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said.

"Pops wants to go somewhere where he can play," Nelson said. "And this keeps our options open if we want to try to get him back in the future."

Via Dallas Morning News

Stern Defends Refs, Vows To Wait Before Punishing

Spurs: Fractured Eye Socket Shouldn't Impede Elson

USA Beats Argentina To Clinch No. 1 Seed In Semifinals

Puerto Rico Edges Canada, Earns Berth In FIBA Semifinals

Former Coach Montgomery Returns To Stanford As Assistant To AD

Barbosa Scores 32 To Lead Brazil To FIBA Semifinals

Celtics Add Thibodeau To Coaching Staff

Nightclub Owner Supports Alston's Denial

Toronto's Ukic To Play In Italy

Five Refs Questioned By FBI Didn't Know Anything About Donaghy

Blazers Brass Blown Away By Early Arrival Of Players

The only Blazers who haven't yet reported in Portland are Raef LaFrentz, Joel Przybilla and Sergio Rodriguez, who is playing in the European Championships, team officials said.

Rudy Believes Scola Will Be Great Fit For Houston

Kings Sign Greene To Non-Guaranteed Deal

Bobcats Could Sign An Anderson

Denver Waives Anthony Carter

How Kohl Finished Yi Deal

Coach K Has No Regrets Not Taking Lakers' Job

Jazz Considering Eric Williams And Linton Johnson III

Two players Utah boss Kevin O'Connor plans on talking about once he returns are Linton Johnson III and Eric Williams, agent Mark Bartelstein said.

Dunleavy Excited About Patterson

LeBron Carries Unbeaten Americans

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