Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist became the latest former Kentucky star to be sidelined four to six weeks with a broken left hand.
The Bobcats announced Wednesday that Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NBA draft, suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his left hand during Tuesday night’s game at Dallas.
Strangely enough, Kidd-Gilchrist’s former college teammate and friend Anthony Davis, who was picked No. 1 last year, suffered a nondisplaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand.
The Pelicans power forward was injured Sunday night against the Knicks.
As freshmen they helped Kentucky win a national title in 2012 before turning pro.
Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 26.7 minutes per game and shooting 50 percent from the field.
Sanders is cited in fracas
Milwaukee police cited Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders for disorderly conduct and assault and battery in a fight last month at a downtown Milwaukee nightclub.
The two charges are municipal citations.
The Milwaukee County district attorney’s office has said it has no plans to issue criminal charges against Sanders.
Sanders’ attorney, Michael Hart, tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Sanders was not the aggressor in the Nov. 3 altercation. Hart says Sanders has “gotten a bad rap.” A court date is set for Jan. 21.
Sanders is expected to be out for six weeks after surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb suffered in the fight.
Hawks demote Schroder
The Atlanta Hawks assigned rookie guard Dennis Schroder to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.
Schroder, from Braunschweig, Germany, was the 17th overall pick in this year’s NBA draft. He was averaging 3.7 points and 2.5 assists in 11 games.
He was tied for fourth among NBA rookies in assists but struggled for playing time behind starting point guard Jeff Teague and backup Shelvin Mack.
Bulls recall Teague
The Chicago Bulls have recalled backup guard Marquis Teague from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.
The Bulls announced the move on Wednesday, a day after he was assigned to Iowa.
Teague has played in nine games for Chicago, averaging 1.2 points, 0.8 assists and 8.9 minutes.