Ben Uzoh (191 cm, Tulsa’10) was released today by the Denver Nuggets in order to get their roster down to the league maximum 15 players. Uzoh, has had a rough fall, first signing a deal with Cholet Basket (France-ProA) in August, then getting released by them in September after he didn’t pan out as hoped by head coach Jean-Manuel Sousa. Early in October Uzoh and Anthony Carter were brought on by the Nuggets as their 16th and 17th players on their training camp/pre-season roster, but both were released today to get down the the season roster max. Uzoh was only able to see court time in one game during the the pre-season, scoring two points and three assists. He was signed to a contract at the end of the 2011-12 season by the Nuggets and got in 18 games, averaging 4.5 points per game.
The NBA has sidelined veteran referee Tony Brothers for a heated incident with Dallas Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie.