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Wall Suspended, Howard, Ilgauskas Fined For Altercation

The fallout from the Heat-Wizards fight on Wednesday night: John Wall was suspended one game, Zydrunas Ilgauskas received a $25,000 fine, and Juwan Howard was fined $35,000.

Wall will serve his suspension on Friday.

Via Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinal (via twitter)

Jazz Have Liked Weaver Since 2008 Draft

Kyle Weaver is optimistic about his opportunity with the Jazz.

“It’s a good situation," said Weaver. "Great feeling to be here. I know a lot of guys are banged up right now and they are struggling a little bit. ... Hopefully I can bring some versatility to the team. That’s one of my assets.”

According to coach Tyrone Corbin, the Jazz have liked Weaver since he worked out for them prior to the 2008 NBA draft.

“I loved his attitude,” Corbin said. “He’s a hard-worker -- a good defensive player. Hopefully, we can get him up to speed [because] he may have to play for us right off the bat.”

Via Salt Lake Tribune

UW's Isaiah Thomas Declares For Draft, Won't Hire Agent

University of Washington junior guard Isaiah Thomas has decided to enter his name in the upcoming NBA Draft.

In a statement on the UW web site, the two-time first team All-Pac-10 member said that he would not hire an agent.

Thomas, an honorable mention Associated Press All-American, averaged 16.8 points and 6.1 assists per game for the Huskies in 2010-11.

Via Press Release

Przybilla's Right Knee Ends 10-11 Season

Charlotte Bobcats center Joel Przybilla is finished for the season because of continued pain in his right knee.

Przybilla will undergo another procedure to remove wires inserted in the knee after he twice tore his patella tendon.

Przybilla has not played for Charlotte since March 7. He was acquired from Portland in a Feb. 24 trade that sent Gerald Wallace to the Trail Blazers.

The Bobcats now have only one healthy center, Kwame Brown.

Via AP

Knicks' Team Doctor Recommended No Home Shootarounds

A study lead by Knicks' Director of Medical Care Dr. Lisa Callahan is what led to the team's decision not to hold morning shootarounds over the past two seasons, according to a person familiar with the situation.  It was not Mike D'Antoni's decision as was originally reported.

The sleep study showed it was better for the players to get the rest for home games rather than undergo double commutes to their Westchester compound and the Garden.

The Knicks regularly hold road shootarounds over the past two seasons as the club's hotel usually is a couple of minutes from the arena.

Via Marc Berman/New York Post

Ainge Unsure When Shaq Will Return

Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge said that whether Shaquille O'Neal returns for the regular season or waits until the playoffs is uncertain.

Ainge watched O'Neal go through a private workout at the Celtics practice facility on Wednesday. O'Neal is trying to recover from a sore right Achilles tendon.

"It could be a week or two weeks," said Ainge. "I watched him work out, and he’s starting to do things on the court. We’re just still not sure of when he’s going to come back."

Via Boston Herald

Karen Davidson's Frustration Grows As Sales Of Pistons Drags On

Despite reports that a deal to sell the Detroit Pistons to billionaire Tom Gores was near completion, some close to the negotiators say that no agreement is imminent.

After two months of exclusive negotiation between Gores and Karen Davidson, widow of long-time Piston's owner Bill Davidson, one source close to Davidson said that she feels as though she has lost control of the process, causing her to feel frustration and fatigue.

Part of her concern is that Gores continually requires more information, yet too few details of the agreement are in place.

Via Detroit News

Nets Sign Mario West To 10-Day Contract

The New Jersey Nets have signed free agent guard Mario West to a 10-day contract, Nets General Manager Billy King announced on Thursday. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.

West is a fourth-year NBA veteran with career averages of 0.8 points and 0.8 rebounds in 156 games with Atlanta. The Georgia Tech product went undrafted in 2007 and signed with Atlanta as a free agent on October 1, 2007.

Via Press Release

Barnes Will Let Loss Heal Before Making NBA Decision

Shirley Barnes told The Daily Tar Heel that her son has goals that he wants to fulfill.

The North Carolina freshman forward said after losing 76-69 to Kentucky on Sunday in the Elite Eight that he felt just like he did three years ago, when a last-second shot gave Iowa’s Marshalltown the 51-50 win against Barnes-led Ames in the state playoffs when he was a sophomore.

“That hurt for three months,” his mom, Shirley Barnes, said on Tuesday. “And that was the last time he lost. He has goals and I think he wants to fulfill those goals.”

When asked if he had played his final game in a North Carolina uniform, Barnes gave no indication which way he was leaning, only that he was living in the moment that visibly consumed him.

“I’m not thinking about the NBA,” he said.

Shirley Barnes said when the time is right, her son will make his decision.

“Harrison needs to heal from this loss,” she said. “We haven’t really talked about it, honestly. It’s not pressing to us. It’s what it is.”

Via Jonathan Jones/Daily Tar Heel

Irving Will Take Time Making NBA Decision

Duke guard Kyrie Irving is projected as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft if he decides to leave school early.

This weekend, the 19-year-old Irving will travel home to New Jersey to discuss his options with his family.

But no one should expect a quick answer.

"Right now, we're going to do our due diligence and privately discuss it as a family," Drederick Irving, Kyrie's father, said Wednesday. "It could be a month or it could be a week. It's not going to be quickly."

Irving said after the Arizona game that the decision remained uncertain. On Wednesday, his father echoed those comments, calling this the biggest decision of Kyrie's life.

"Right now," Drederick Irving said, "Kyrie's focus is on being a student and doing well in the classroom."

Via Steve Wiseman/Herald-Sun

Villanova's Maalik Wayns Returning For Junior Season

Villanova point guard Maalik Wayns announced that he will return to Villanova next season.

Cousins Wishes He Was Still At Kentucky

Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins opted to enter his name into the draft following his freshman season at Kentucky.

Nets Waive Quinton Ross

The New Jersey Nets have requested waivers on guard/forward Quinton Ross.

Wizards' Booker Done For Season With Broken Bone In Foot

Washington Wizard rookie Trevor Booker is out for the rest of the season after breaking a bone in his right foot.

Nets Begin Selling Tickets For 2012-13 In Brooklyn

Current season tickets holders have been given the opportunity to buy its top ticket package, which is being called “All Access” season tickets.

Former Ref Attacks Dominique Wilkins

Rashan S. Michel, 36, was arrested and charged with one count of simple battery, after allegedly attacking NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins after Wednesday night's game.

LeBron Endorses Rose For MVP

LeBron James believes he and Dwyane Wade cancel each other out for MVP consideration.

Early Group Workout Of Potential Draftees Being Planned

An unprecedented group workout is being planned for the weekend of April 29 in New Jersey which will allow underclassmen to "test the waters".

Fight Leads To Ejections In Wizards-Heat Game

John Wall, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Juwan Howard were ejected after a skirmish during the second quarter of Wednesday night's Wizards-Heat game.

BC's Reggie Jackson Declares For Draft, Will Not Hire Agent

Reggie Jackson was named to the All-ACC first team, and earned an honorable mention for The Associated Press All-America team.

Sources: League Sends 09-10 Financial Data To Union

The information is crucial to both sides as they continue their heated negotiations that center on the financial health of the sport.

Elgin Baylor Loses Wrongful-Termination Suit Against Clippers

A Los Angeles jury Wednesday unanimously rejected former Clippers' general manager Elgin Baylor's wrongful-termination lawsuit against the team.

Rose: Calipari Creates Us Against World Mentality

Derrick Rose says John Calipari was inspirational in his maturation into a great player.

Thunder Assign Aldrich To Tulsa 66ers

The Oklahoma City Thunder have assigned rookie center Cole Aldrich to their D-League team the Tulsa 66ers for the third time this season.

Jazz To Sign Weaver To 10-Day contract

The Jazz are calling up Kyle Weaver from the Austin Toros and signing him to a 10-day contract.

Denver and Portland In Race For Fifth In The West

Denver is in fifth place in the Western Conference, 1 1/2 games ahead of Portland.

Utes To Interview Krystowiak For Head Coaching Vacancy

The Utah Utes have received permission from the New Jersey Nets to interview Nets assistant coach Larry Krystowiak for their men's basketball coaching vacancy.

Allen Serves As 'Emotional Beacon' For Grizzlies

Tony Allen has won over both his teammates and fans with his energetic, animated style of play, both on and off the court.

Howard's Latest Tech Upheld

Dwight Howard's latest technical foul leaves him one away from another suspension.

Hill Hopes To Re-Sign With Suns

Grant Hill anticipates a 'mad rush' of free agents when the CBA is resolved.
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