Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jayhawks in the NBA: Thunder recall Aldrich from D-League


Thunder recall Aldrich from D-League

Oklahoma City — The Oklahoma City Thunder have recalled rookie center Cole Aldrich from the NBA development league.

Aldrich was averaging 10.2 points and 8.4 rebounds in 19 starts for the Tulsa 66ers before being called up prior to Oklahoma City’s game Wednesday night against New Orleans.

Bucks’ forward Gooden out 4-6 weeks

Milwaukee — Bucks forward Drew Gooden will be sidelined four to six weeks because of lingering problems with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

General manager John Hammond says Gooden would undergo treatment on Wednesday in Los Angeles. The injury has already cost Gooden 21 games this season, including the past six.

Gooden signed a $32 million, five-year contract in the offseason. He’s averaging 10.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in 25 games this season.

Gooden used padding in his shoe to try to alleviate the pain but was often limping in pregame.

“It’s just part of our season so far,” coach Scott Skiles said. “You don’t ever want anybody to be out, but at least we know now how long he’s going to be out.”

Skiles spoke before the Bucks played at Phoenix on Wednesday night. In addition to Drew’s absence, Milwaukee also was without center Andrew Bogut because of a bruised right knee. Bogut was relieved that the injury was not more serious. He was hurt in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee’s loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles.

Kings forward Jackson cleared for practice

Sacramento, Calif. — Sacramento Kings reserve forward Darnell Jackson has been diagnosed with costochondritis (inflammation of the rib cartilage), according to a release from the team.

He underwent a battery of tests Wednesday at the UC Davis Medical Center. But he has been cleared for full participation.

In the Kings’ loss to the Celtics on Tuesday night, Jackson took a few minutes to leave the court after the first half and did not return. After the game, the team said Jackson had shortness of breath and kept him out for precautionary reasons, according to The Associated Press.

How former Jayhawks fared

Cole Aldrich, Oklahoma City

Did not play (coach’s decision)

Darrell Arthur, Memphis

Pts: 4. FGs: 2-5. FTs: 0-0.

Sherron Collins, Charlotte

Pts: 4. FGs: 2-2. FTs: 0-0.

Nick Collison, Oklahoma City

Pts: 8. FGs: 4-6. FTs: 0-0.

Drew Gooden, Milwaukee

Did not play (foot injury)

Xavier Henry, Memphis

Pts: .0 FGs: 0-0. FTs: 0-0.

Brandon Rush, Indiana

Did not play (ankle injury)

Julian Wright, Toronto

Pts: 0. FGs: 0-0. FTs: 0-0.


jayhawksnumber1 9 years ago

Where is Mario Chalmers? Where is Paul Pierce? Where is Kirk Hinrich? Anyone else? Come on guys, lets list all the former Jayhawks in the league. It would also be nice to hear about the Jayhawks playing overseas.

KU_alum_2001 9 years ago

Seriously? I just shake my head at posts like this.

ahpersecoachingexperience 9 years ago

Mario had steak for dinner before catching movie and going to bed. Kirk played some video games and stayed up late watching top chef. Paul went to sports authority to buy a protective cup just in case kg goes after him in practice.

David Robinett 9 years ago

Ahperse, despite your negavity, I'm learning to like you. You make good funnies.

nnelson 9 years ago

For all of our 'Jayhawks in the NBA' rundowns, we're reporting how players did that day. This is only for players that had games on Wednesday. If they played, they're on here. If they didn't have a game, you won't see them listed.

jlvlawrence 9 years ago

the heat and celtics didn't play last night.

ChicagoJHawk 9 years ago

I think they're only reporting stats from yesterday. The Heat and the Celtics might not have played yesterday, which is why I'm assuming they didn't report any stats for Paul Pierce and Mario Chalmers.

Marcia Parsons 9 years ago

I'm glad to see Cole doing some scoring again. It seemed to me that after he got his nose broken he went more and more to just defense.

Geekinout 9 years ago

Xavier Henry, Memphis

Pts: .0 FGs: 0-0. FTs: 0-0.

Imagine the type of numbers you'd be getting at KU right now.. Don't blame you though for your millions of dollars decision though! Win/Win...

Scott Smetana 9 years ago

Retarted. Plus with Cole in D league. How many of those early declaring players didn't even make rosters? Come on NBA, let them play in college at least 2-3 years!!

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