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Wrist injury to keep Bull out for season

Associated Press
Published April 5, 2005


CHICAGO - Bulls rookie forward Luol Deng is expected to miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his right wrist.

Deng, a starter who averages 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, was hurt during a 94-86 win over Memphis on March28. He played the next two games but sat out Saturday.

Also, center Eddy Curry, who missed the past two games because of tests for an irregular heartbeat, could return this week after being released from the hospital.

Curry, who averages 16.1 points, will play if tests during the next two days come back normal.

GRIZZLIES: Forward Stromile Swift was cleared to return to practice after missing a game with an irregular heartbeat. Doctors were able to correct the problem, the team said. Swift is averaging 10.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. SPURS: Glenn Robinson, a two-time All-Star forward and top pick in 1994 who hasn't played this season because of ankle tendinitis, signed. He began the season with Philadelphia before being traded to New Orleans Feb.24. The Hornets waived him March 1. WIZARDS: Antawn Jamison, an All-Star averaging 19.6 points and 7.8 rebounds, practiced and could play tonight. He has missed 11 consecutive games with tendinitis in his right knee. KEMP ARRESTED: Former NBA star Shawn Kemp was arrested early Monday near Seattle after officers stopped a pickup truck he was in and found what appeared to be marijuana and cocaine. Kemp, who averaged 23.3 points and 10 rebounds while leading Seattle to the 1996 Finals, is due in court today. DRAFT: Florida State sophomore guard Von Wafer, the team's leading scorer who was benched several times then relegated to scant minutes in the final weeks of the season, seems poised to declare for the draft.

Also, Pitt's Chris Taft said he will skip his final two seasons to enter the draft. The 6-foot-10 center averaged 13.3 points and 7.5 rebounds.

WNBA: Minnesota re-signed forward Svetlana Abrosimova. She averaged 6.6 points and 3.4 rebounds last season.

--Times staff writer Brian Landman contributed to this report.