Central Notes: Brown, Carter, Wood, Cavs, Bitadze

Attorneys for Bucks guard Sterling Brown have formally asked a federal judge to turn down the City of Milwaukee’s $400K settlement offer, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. As we relayed last month, Brown was always unlikely to accept the offer, which didn’t include an admission of liability by the city.

“Mr. Brown deserves more than a mere apology,” Brown’s lawyer Mark Thomsen told ESPN. “He, as any human being, citizen of the USA, is entitled to an express vindication that his constitutional rights have been violated. He is entitled to no less.”

Brown’s lawsuit against the city stems from an incident that took place in January 2018. The former SMU star alleged that police officers used excessive force when they tased him while citing him for a parking violation.

Here’s more from around the Central:

  • After being limited to 44 games due to injuries in his rookie season, Bulls big man Wendell Carter hasn’t been able to stay healthy in camp this fall either, having been slowed by ankle and tailbone ailments. Joe Cowley of The Chicago-Sun Times notes that those injuries are slowing Carter’s development, while Mark Strotman of NBC Sports Chicago suggests that injuries to Carter and Luke Kornet are making it difficult for the club to evaluate its frontcourt during the preseason.
  • Christian Wood made a strong case for a regular season roster spot in his first preseason game with the Pistons, racking up 19 points and eight rebounds in just 19 minutes. Unless Detroit trades or waives a player with a guaranteed salary, Wood and Joe Johnson will be battling for the 15th spot on the roster. Head coach Dwane Casey said Wood helped boost his chances on Monday, per Keith Langlois of Pistons.com. “He played hard,” Casey said. “Key thing is playing hard, play the right way. He’s got to continue to do that.”
  • In a pair of articles for Cleveland.com, Chris Fedor explores what the Cavaliers‘ regular season rotation might look like and digs into whether the team’s first preseason game provided any hints on the battle for the final roster spot(s).
  • Pacers first-rounder Goga Bitadze is getting off to a slow start in his rookie season. As J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star details, the big man – who missed Summer League due to visa issues – may not play at all in the preseason because of an ankle injury.
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8 thoughts on “Central Notes: Brown, Carter, Wood, Cavs, Bitadze

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    Some people like to think that racism only exists in the South, but there are plenty of racist police in the northern parts of the country, maybe even more.

    • SuperSinker

      The US is a racist place pretty well anywhere you go. Scary place to travel to

      • x%sure

        Ignorance. Travel anywhere and break their laws, piss off the cops, see where that gets you.

        Would all that have been different if Brown were white? Don’t count on it.

  2. x%sure

    Cops will react when you reach for things concealed. So take your hands out of your pocket. How hard is that.

    As for an apology, that happened in a police “ad” that ran afterwards, as shown in the Nightline segment, which called Brown “calm” when he was being difficult. Well I guess he was calmly difficult. Why? Does he have special parking rights?

    I’ve been treated worse than that for less offense and I’m white and was cooperative. Maybe I should have sued though I can’t use race as a basis for a lucrative lawsuit.

  3. stubby66

    I think Christian Wood could turn into being a pretty good addition to Detroit if given plenty of minutes this year

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