WASHINGTON Memphis Grizzlies' guard Damon Stoudamire was in uniform for a game against the Washington Wizards on Friday, but he didn't play again.
Stoudamire hasn't played since Dec. 30 12 straight games and continues to await the buyout of his contract.
Stoudamire is owed $4.6 million for next season a figure that would be cut in half if he plays in fewer than 55 games or averages less than 20 minutes a game this season. In the 29 games he's played this season, the 13-year veteran is averaging 7.3 points per game about half his career average and 3.9 assists. This season, he's making $4.3 million."I want it done as soon as possible," Stoudamire said. "But you've got to be patient. You've got to wait."
SPURS' BARRY OUT AGAIN WITH CALF INJURY: San Antonio Spurs' guard Brent Barry will miss three to four weeks after injuring his left calf for the second time in a month.The latest injury was a muscle strain he suffered in the third quarter of San Antonio's 90-89 victory against Miami on Thursday. The 36-year-old Barry tore a different muscle in his left calf Dec. 26 against Chicago and missed nine games.
MAVERICKS LOSE STACKHOUSE: Dallas Mavericks' swingman Jerry Stackhouse will be out for about a week because of a mildly strained right hamstring.
Stackhouse was injured Wednesday night. An MRI taken Friday revealed the extent of the injury.Stackhouse is averaging 9.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 24.4 minutes this season.
GORDON SIDELINED WITH SPRAINED WRIST: Chicago Bulls' guard Ben Gordon missed Friday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats with a sprained right wrist.
Gordon, the team's leading scorer, missed his second straight game and is listed day to day. He was injured Monday during a 104-90 loss at Memphis.
The Bulls also played without starting forward Luol Deng and missed reserve guard Chris Duhon.