Golden State Warriors: Ike Diogu, the Warriors' first-round pick in 2005, will miss at least two
preseason games with a fractured left hand, the team announced
The ninth overall pick out of Arizona State, Diogu suffered the
injury when he was hit across the hand during a practice in
Kuhuku, Hawaii, where the Warriors are conducting training
The 6-8 forward will be re-evaluated when the team returns from
Hawaii after two preseason games against the Los Angeles Lakers
during the week.
The Pac-10 Player of the Year this past season, Diogu became
the first player to lead the league in scoring in consecutive
seasons since Stan Love of Oregon from 1969-71.
Olowokandi, who is coming off his worst season, was fined a substantial amount for being late to -- and subsequently sent home from -- the Wolves' first public appearance under new coach Dwane Casey, the paper reported.
"You have guys with different personalities, and you work with them and you go from there," Casey told the paper. "I don't have a lot of rules, but being on time is one of them. I'm not judging anyone, no matter who it is, on what happened in the past. This is the first time we've had that incident, and that's all I can go on."
Casey told the paper he was suprised at Olowokandi's tardiness, since the center had been following the team's rules.
Last season, Olowokandi averaged career lows with 5.9 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game.
The Bulls re-signed Pargo to a one-year contract on
Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
A native of Chicago, Pargo averaged 6.4 points and 2.4 assists
in 32 regular season games and 10.4 points and 2.0 assists in
five of the Bulls' six playoff games last season.
Pargo, 26, played with the Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto
Raptors before signing with the Bulls in March 2004. He has
career averages of 5.1 points and 1.9 assists in 97 NBA
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