December 4, 1996 |
Coach Bill Fitch said center Stanley Roberts, who sat out Tuesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets because of a back injury, won't accompany the Clippers on a three-game, five-day trip that opens in Chicago on Thursday night. Coach Bill Fitch said the Clippers won't put Roberts on the injured list until it's determined how long he'll be out. The Clippers' only choice is to wait on Roberts because center Dwayne Schintzius (ankle injury) isn't ready to play yet.
November 29, 1996 |
Center Kevin Duckworth, who played a season-low three minutes in Wednesday night's 98-82 loss to the Miami Heat, refused comment after failing to score or get a rebound. Duckworth, who has averaged 4.2 points and 2.2 rebounds, might be replaced in the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Utah Jazz by Stanley Roberts, who has averaged 11 points and 5.3 rebounds, because Coach Bill Fitch wants to inject more energy into the lineup.
August 24, 1990
Stanley Roberts, one of Louisiana State University's 7-foot twin towers, has decided to pursue a professional career in Europe after losing his academic eligibility, the school said Thursday. Roberts, who would have been a junior, was one of two players declared ineligible by LSU. The other, Maurice Williamson, a junior from New Haven, Conn., who had a shot at replacing two-time All-American Chris Jackson at point guard, will try to improve his grades and rejoin the team in late December.
October 15, 1994
I am sick about the baseball strike. The hockey strike, too, is very distressing. But what upsets me most is the failure of the NBA players to initiate a work action. After all, as an 11-year Clipper season ticket-holder, I am less than enthusiastic about the start of the season and I was hoping I wouldn't have to go. With a 300-plus-pound Stanley Roberts, the Clippers' typical inability to sign their draft picks, the departure of several key starters and their failure to complete any significant trades, this team will be lucky to win 15 games.
December 2, 1996 |
Clipper Coach Bill Fitch fears that center Stanley Roberts, who played only 16 minutes in a 106-95 loss to the New Jersey Nets last Saturday at the Pond of Anaheim because of a back/hip injury, may be out for awhile. "The prognosis on him isn't good," Fitch said. "There's something wrong with the back. You have to check with [team physician Tony Daly] about what his immediate plans for him are, but I heard enough to know that I didn't want to hear anymore."
February 10, 1996
Three days before Magic Johnson came back, NBC said he was 17 pounds overweight. Two days before the game, ESPN said he was 27 pounds overweight. The day before the game, CNN said he was 30 pounds overweight. At this point, I expected to see either Nate Newton or Stanley Roberts waddle onto the court. At this rate, Magic will probably look like Akebono at the end of the season. MATTHEW A. BERNSTEIN Los Angeles A little suggestion to Laker announcer Stu Lantz: When describing Magic's ability to make his teammates raise their level of play, contagious is probably not a good choice of words.