Tag:Josh Powell
Posted on: March 12, 2011 7:34 pm
Edited on: March 12, 2011 10:23 pm

Report: Hawks Josh Powell arrested near arena

Posted by Royce Young 
Update 10:20 p.m.: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Powell was arrested for failure to obey an authorized officer directing traffic, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and obstruction. Basically, Powell was trying to turn on a street blocked in heavy traffic after the SEC tournament finished in Atlanta, onto a street blocked by emergency vehicles. An officer on the scene directed him to go straight, Powell repeatedly refused, and was arrested as a result. He was held out of the Hawks' win versus the Blazers. We'll have more info on this as it comes available. 

Via Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Powell was arrested Saturday near Philips Arena after a traffic incident.

Team spokesman Arthur Triche: "We were made aware of a traffic incident that occurred en route to [Powell] coming to the game, reportedly near the arena. That's as much as we know about the situation at this time. We do understand charges have been filed but beyond that we have no further comment."

No other details have been released at this time.

Powell, 28, signed with the Hawks in the offseason from the Lakers and has appeared in 48 games averaging 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.
Category: NBA
Posted on: July 22, 2010 8:16 am

Shootaround: 7.22.10

Posted by Royce Young
  • Brian T. Smith of The Columbian with an update on Rudy Fernandez: "Blazers are actively pursuing trade for Fernandez. Team is willing to keep Fernandez, though, and will not give him away for "free." Blazers feel that situation with Fernandez has come to a head. His continuing talk about possible move has team wanting to resolve situation. If Fernandez chooses to play elsewhere, Blazers could place him on suspended list. Team doesn't think it will come to that, though. Only way Fernandez is not on Blazers' roster at start of season is if he is traded. Team will not release him or "sell" his rights."
  • The Painted Area, one of the very best places for international basketball commentary, thinks the US is sn underdog in Turkey : "I'm certainly not counting out the U.S., but to me as of today, the signs point to Spain being the favorites to win gold, and extend a remarkable national sporting run including Rafael Nadal's Grand Slam titles, Pau Gasol's NBA championships, FIBA gold medals at the 2006 Worlds and 2009 EuroBasket plus silvers at the 2007 EuroBasket and 2008 Olympics, and football championships at the 2008 Euro and 2010 FIFA World Cup."
  • ESPN's ombudsman looks at The Decision : "ESPN can brush off concerns raised about "The Decision," but it does so at its own peril. A major component of ESPN's appeal -- a value the network has cultivated for three decades -- is that the audience trusts what it's watching. Viewers want to believe the network is treating them respectfully, openly, fairly and honestly. If not, why should they bother watching."
  • An interesting dilemma for Cleveland: Should the Cavs retire LeBron's number ? On the one hand, no way! How could anyone forgive him in Cleveland for what happened. But on the other, he's clearly the best player the franchise has ever had and led them to the most success they've had. I say no, but it's close. (via TrueHoop )
  • More on the Shaq to Atlanta situation from Hoopinion : "Shaq for $2 million next season makes far more sense than spending the MLE for X number of years on Shaq. Not that it's any more realistic than Joe Johnson agreeing to a 4-year, $60 million extension last Summer, but, hey, it's worth a shot."
  • Rony Seikaly - yes, that Rony Seikaly - has a single out . It's titled "Come With Me" and as Trey Kerby of Ball Don't Lie says, "That's certainly something."
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