Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rumors about Bonsu and Real Madrid

Great Britain
forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu has been surprisingly waived by the Houston Rockets after less than a month of the NBA campaign.

The 26-year-old Londoner, who had a non-guaranteed contract, played only four regular season games for his new team since joining in September, averaging a lowly 1.3 points. However Rockets general manager Daryl Morey admitted the move was more about strategy than the British star’s form under coach Rick Adelman.

Morey said: ”Pops did a great job while he was here with us at the Rockets. This move is only being done to give us some roster flexibility in case of an injury or a potential call up from the (minor league) RGV Vipers. With the way Coach currently has the rotation set up, this will also allow Pops an opportunity to explore options for more playing time.”

Mensah-Bonsu, who is now a free agent, is likely to be the subject of interest from leading European teams with Real Madrid thought to be keeping tabs on his availability.

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