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Pops Mensah-Bonsu

  1. Joe Alexander getting a second chance, courtesy the Hornets quest for forwards

    Sep 20, 2010, 8:47 PM EST

    Guys under rookie contracts are gold in the NBA — they don’t cost much, and some contribute a lot. Guys on those contracts almost always get them picked up. Joe Alexander was not picked up. After two injury plagued, low production seasons — one in Milwaukee, one in Chicago — he got to test the…

  2. Pops Mensah-Bonsu gets invite to Hornets camp

    Sep 20, 2010, 7:20 PM EST

    Virtually every non-guaranteed contract given out right now for team training camp is for a guy with no chance to make the team. Pops Mensah-Bonsu may be the exception. He has gotten an invite to Hornets camp, according to a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. While the deal is not guaranteed this is a…

  3. Pops Mensah-Bonsu returning to NBA, agent says

    Sep 14, 2010, 11:52 AM EST

    Some bad player research in Spain is good news for NBA fans. Let me explain. Wait, there is not time, let me sum up. Pops Mensah-Bonsu — who played well at Summer League — signed a deal with two-time defending Spanish league champion Caja Laboral. Then he got there and they released him after he…

  4. Pops Mensah-Bonsu may not be playing overseas after all

    Sep 13, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

    A month ago, Pops Mensah-Bonsu was bound for Spain, set for next season on a deal with Caja Laboral. Since then, Mensah-Bonsu tore up a EuroBasket qualifier as a member of Great Britain’s national team, and secured GB a spot in the big, bad EuroBasket tourney next summer. Apparently in Spain, this is grounds for…

  5. Great Britain's national team fights onward and upward toward EuroBasket in 2011

    Aug 27, 2010, 10:30 AM EST

    Great Britain’s national basketball team has been fairly awful. So awful, in fact, that FIBA has threatened to bar the team from competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics, despite being the host country. It’s a rare distinction among the more prominent Olympic host nations, reserved strictly for the truly embarrassing competitors in a particular sport.…

  6. Pops Mensah-Bonsu still can't find a way to hang around, heads to Spain

    Aug 9, 2010, 10:51 AM EST

    Pops Mensah-Bonsu has the physical gifts, work ethic, and focus to be an effective NBA role player, but for some reason he’s never been able to find a place to hang his hat in the States. After the Mavericks unveiled Mensah-Bonsu in 2006, they had to cut him in the following season due to a…

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