November 16, 2011 |
UCLA at least temporarily resolved one big issue Wednesday. Coach Ben Howland reinstated Reeves Nelson, lifting his indefinite suspension — it lasted two days — after receiving assurances from the junior forward that he would keep his personality in check. Nelson will return for the Bruins' opener in the Maui Invitational against Chaminade on Monday after sitting out an 86-66 loss to Middle Tennessee State, UCLA's second consecutive defeat against a mid-major to open the season.
October 20, 2012 |
With three preseason games remaining, the Lakers made two roster moves Saturday, waiving center Ronnie Aguilar and forward Reeves Nelson. The transactions were hardly unexpected. Aguilar appeared in four preseason games with the Lakers, averaging 0.8 points and 0.5 rebounds in 7.8 minutes. Nelson, who previously played at UCLA, averaged 1.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 11 minutes in three preseason games. This brings the Lakers' roster to 18 players. Three or four more moves, in terms of cuts, could be made in the next week.
December 9, 2009 |
The swelling around Reeves Nelson's right eye has subsided since last weekend, but UCLA remained unsure if he would be available when practice resumes this evening. The freshman was scheduled to see a team trainer Tuesday afternoon to have the injury checked. Nelson was poked in the eye against Kansas on Sunday. Doctors found a corneal abrasion and he will have to wear goggles when he plays again. "The main thing is there is no serious damage to the eye," Coach Ben Howland said.
December 9, 2011 |
Sheila Nelson spoke to Ben Howland on Friday morning, and it wasn't an easy telephone conversation. The UCLA basketball coach told Nelson that her son Reeves Nelson had been dismissed from the Bruins basketball team. "Reeves behaved poorly," Sheila Nelson said later in the day during a telephone conversation. "He admits to that and he's taking full responsibility for his actions. He still wants to be on the team. But quite frankly, I love my son, but he just turned 20 and he's been a boy in a man's body since he was 14 and there are things he needs to work on, and he will work on them.
September 4, 2012 |
Former UCLA forward Reeves Nelson will be invited to the Lakers training camp that begins in early October after he signs a one-year, non-guaranteed contract, potentially worth about $700,000 with the team, Nelson told The Times on Tuesday. Nelson would probably be considered a long shot to make the Lakers. But he considers the training camp invitation to be a blessing, particularly because he was dismissed from UCLA in December of 2011, largely for his disruptive attitude. “I'm very grateful,” Nelson said.
January 26, 2011 |
UCLA could be forced to take on the most dynamic big man in the Pacific 10 Conference without its top two frontcourt players. Sophomore forward Reeves Nelson and freshman center Joshua Smith returned to practice on a limited basis Tuesday, but their availability for the Bruins' game against Arizona on Thursday in Tucson will be a game-time decision. Smith has been sidelined with a head injury since early in UCLA's victory over California last week, and Nelson sprained his left ankle with about eight minutes left in a triumph over Stanford two days later.