NBA: Miami 96, Charlotte 82

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- LeBron James poured in 38 points Monday, propelling the Miami Heat to their sixth straight win, a 96-82 victory over Charlotte.

Bobcats' Diop out for year with injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Charlotte Bobcats center DeSagana Diop is out for the rest of the season with a ruptured right Achilles tendon, the team said Monday.
Mavericks again trade DeSagana Diop

Mavericks again trade DeSagana Diop

DALLAS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Dallas Mavericks traded center DeSagana Diop to the Charlotte Bobcats Friday for center Ryan Hollins and guard Matt Carroll.

NBA: New Jersey 120, Milwaukee 106

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Devin Harris scored 21 points in his first game with New Jersey Thursday, leading the Nets past Milwaukee 120-106.
Jason Kidd traded to Dallas in huge deal

Jason Kidd traded to Dallas in huge deal

DALLAS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- All-Star guard Jason Kidd and two other New Jersey Nets were traded to the Dallas Mavericks for five players, draft picks and cash, the NBA teams said Tuesday.

Jason Kidd will 'probably be in Dallas'

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Nine-time NBA all-star Jason Kidd, whose trade from New Jersey to Dallas was at least temporarily blocked, said Sunday he expected to go to the Mavericks.
Jason Kidd trade hits a snag

Jason Kidd trade hits a snag

DALLAS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Dallas and New Jersey worked out a huge trade involving Jason Kidd Wednesday only to have it at least temporarily blocked by Deaven George.

NBA: Dallas 111, Seattle 96

DALLAS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists Saturday night in a 111-96 Dallas Mavericks win over Seattle.

NBA: Dallas 105, Minnesota 88

MINNEAPOLIS, April 11 (UPI) -- Austin Croshere scored 19 points to lead a balanced Dallas scoring attack Wednesday as the Mavericks cruised to a 105-88 victory over Minnesota.

NBA: Dallas 91, Minnesota 65

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki had 23 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday while leading the Dallas Mavericks to their 13th straight win, 91-65, over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

NBA: Dallas 83, Denver 80

DALLAS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 35 points and had seven rebounds Tuesday night as the Dallas Mavericks posted an 83-80 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

Doug Christie signs with Dallas

DALLAS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The Dallas Mavericks Friday signed guard Doug Christie.

Wagner again put on IL

CLEVELAND, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday placed guard Dajuan Wagner on the injured list for the fourth time this season, this time for colitis.

Cavs activate Wagner, Diop against Knicks

CLEVELAND, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have activated Dajuan Wagner and DeSagana Diop for Tuesday night's game against the New York Knicks. Wagner missed the entire preseason and the first 33 games of the regular season after undergoing right knee surgery.

Cavs put DeSagana on injured list

CLEVELAND, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday placed DeSagana Diop on the injured list and activated fellow center Bruno Sundov.
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DeSagana Diop
Cleveland Cav's Zydrunas Ilguaskas of Lithuania (R) gets fouled by Dallas Mavericks DeSagana Diop at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on March 1, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ian Halperin)

DeSagana N'gagne Diop (pronounced Suh-GAH-nah JOP) (born January 30, 1982 in Dakar) is a Senegalese professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. Standing seven feet tall (213 cm) and weighing 280 lbs. (127 kg), Diop's natural position is center.

After he began practicing basketball at the age of 15, Diop succeeded in averaging 14.6 points, 13.2 rebounds, and 8.1 blocks during his senior high school season, earning the USA Today Virginia Player of the Year title and leading Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, to a #1 nation ranking (33 wins, 0 losses).

Diop speaks five languages: Arabic, English, French, Wolof and some Spanish.

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