Trans. Jul 25 7:11 ET (Jul 25 7:11 ET ) LONDON (Reuters) - A year on from riots that shook British society to its core, the UK's Olympic athletes have a responsibility to show London's young population a different way forward, basketball player Pops Mensah-Bonsu said on Wednesday. "I was born and raised right behind Tottenham police station, where everything kicked off last year. It really hurt my heart watching all of that happening," Mensah-Bonsu, a former NBA player with the Toronto Raptors, told a news conference ahead of the official opening of the Games on Friday. ...
The New Orleans Hornets have waived reserve English forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu. The 6-foot-9 Mensah-Bonsu, acquired by New Orleans during the offseason, played in two NBA games for the Hornets. He had two points and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes. Mensah-Bonsu has been inactive for the Hornets' last 22 games.
The New Orleans Hornets have waived reserve forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu. The 6-foot-9 England native, acquired by New Orleans during the offseason, played in two games for the Hornets. He had two points and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes. Mensah-Bonsu has been inactive for the Hornets' last 22 games. Undrafted out of George Washington, he has appeared in 61 career games during four seasons split among...
Emeka Okafor did not attempt a shot in 26 minutes though he did grab nine rebounds in Wednesday's 95-91 win over the Bucks. He didn't register an assist, steal, or block.
We doubt this is a trend, but it's certainly not a positive. The good news is that the Hornets won and his backups are Pops Mensah-Bonsu and D.J. Mbenga. We expect a big role and bigger production from Okafor moving forward.
Free-agent guard Jannero Pargo is returning to New Orleans, and the Hornets also signed forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu on Friday. Details of the contracts weren't released. Pargo has played in the NBA for seven seasons, averaging 6.6 points and 2.0 assists in 379 games with the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors and New Orleans.
Toronto has claimed Mensah-Bonsu off waivers from Houston and he is expected to be in uniform for the Raptors' game at Denver on Tuesday.
The Scoop:Mensah-Bonsu played for the Raptors last season. He signed a free-agent deal with Houston on Sept. 3 and played a total of 12 minutes in four games before he was waived Friday.
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