NBA WiretapAugust 2007 NBA Wiretap

Morris Pleads Guilty To Reckless Driving

Aug 31, 2007 4:20 PM

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.

Globe And Mail

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Posey Suspended One Game By NBA

Aug 31, 2007 1:28 PM

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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Lonny Baxter Gets 60-Day Prison Term

Aug 31, 2007 12:33 PM

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."

ESPN

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets, Washington Wizards, NBA

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Mutombo May Play Half A Season

Aug 31, 2007 11:26 AM

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.

Houston Chronicle

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Wolves To Invite Cleaves And Bowen To Training Camp

Aug 31, 2007 11:23 AM

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.

Star Tribune

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Mavs Still Considering Webber And Brown

Aug 31, 2007 11:22 AM

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.

Dallas Morning News

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Cavs Have Conversations With Allan Houston

Aug 31, 2007 11:19 AM

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

Akron Beacon Journal

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Mutombo Receiving Interest From Cleveland

Aug 31, 2007 11:14 AM

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.

Akron Beacon Journal

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Divers Search For Missing Father Of Jameer Nelson

Aug 31, 2007 10:27 AM

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.

ESPN

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Mavs To Let Pops Become Free Agent

Aug 31, 2007 5:14 AM

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."

Dallas Morning News

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Stern Defends Refs, Vows To Wait Before Punishing

ESPN

Spurs: Fractured Eye Socket Shouldn't Impede Elson

San Antonio Express-News

USA Beats Argentina To Clinch No. 1 Seed In Semifinals

AP

Puerto Rico Edges Canada, Earns Berth In FIBA Semifinals

AP

Former Coach Montgomery Returns To Stanford As Assistant To AD

AP

Barbosa Scores 32 To Lead Brazil To FIBA Semifinals

AP

Celtics Add Thibodeau To Coaching Staff

RealGM Staff Report

Nightclub Owner Supports Alston's Denial

New York Daily News

Toronto's Ukic To Play In Italy

Toronto Sun

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

SI.com

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.

Oregonian

Rudy Believes Scola Will Be Great Fit For Houston

SI.com

Kings Sign Greene To Non-Guaranteed Deal

Sacramento Bee

Bobcats Could Sign An Anderson

Charlotte Observer

Denver Waives Anthony Carter

Rocky Mountain News

How Kohl Finished Yi Deal

Journal-Sentinel

Coach K Has No Regrets Not Taking Lakers' Job

Los Angeles Times

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.

Salt Lake Tribune

Dunleavy Excited About Patterson

L.A. Times

LeBron Carries Unbeaten Americans

Chicago Tribune