January 16, 1998 |
What's left for Bonzi Wells? He's Ball State's career scoring leader. He has played in the NCAA basketball tournament. He's a two-time All-Mid-American Conference selection. And it's likely his basketball career won't end when he leaves school in the spring. "I think Bonzi Wells will get drafted and play in the NBA," the league's scouting director, Marty Blake, said. "He plays defense. That's a rarity . . .
December 4, 2003 |
Volatile swingman Bonzi Wells was traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday for guard Wesley Person and a 2004 first-round draft pick. Wells is averaging 12.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists this season, but he was stripped of his captaincy and suspended for two games for cursing at Coach Maurice Cheeks. Wells was fined last month for making an obscene gesture at a fan after a home loss.
December 8, 2003 |
The shift was dramatic for Bonzi Wells. The last time he was on the floor with Memphis facing Portland, he scored 17 points to help the Trail Blazers to victory. But Sunday, Wells had 16 points for the Grizzlies as they beat the Trail Blazers, 93-79, and kept them winless on the road (0-6). The Grizzlies extended their winning streak to five and are 6-6 against Western Conference competition. At 11-8 overall, they are above .500 in December for the first time in franchise history.
January 23, 2002 |
Bonzi Wells scored eight of his career-high 34 points in overtime and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Sacramento Kings, 116-110, Tuesday night at Portland, Ore., ending the Kings' 12-game winning streak. Rasheed Wallace had 33 points and 15 rebounds for Portland, and Dale Davis had 17 points and 12 rebounds. Chris Webber had 34 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for Sacramento. Mike Bibby had 27 points and Peja Stojakovic had 21.
December 22, 2002 |
Bonzi Wells drew a two-game suspension from the NBA on Saturday for fighting at the end of the Portland-Golden State game Friday at Oakland, and Rasheed Wallace was fined $15,000 for attempting to go into the stands. Wells' suspension began with Portland's home game Saturday night against Seattle. He will sit out the game against Utah on Friday.
April 22, 2002 |
You picked a funny time to grow up, Blazermaniacs. Unlike the last meeting between these teams, no Portland Trail Blazer incurred a technical foul (as Bonzi Wells and Scottie Pippen had), or a flagrant foul (Shawn Kemp), or was ejected (Pippen) or kicked a chair on the sideline (Rasheed Wallace), causing a teammate sitting on the bench (Steve Kerr) to duck. Also, unlike the last meeting, the Trail Blazers lost. Unfortunately for the Trail Blazers, Sunday's game was more like a walk in the park than that wild and crazy afternoon in Portland a week earlier when they wiped out a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and an eight-point deficit in overtime, while holding bug-eyed discussions with the referees, pitching fits and ducking the Bill Walton bobblehead dolls their fans were throwing.