Orlando Wrapup


Posted Jul 15, 2006


Mike Gansey, Kevin Pittsngole and D'or Fischer completed their play in the NBA's Pepsi Pro Summer League in Orlando on Friday, and the results probably weren't what they had hoped for when they began competition earlier this week.

Neither Fischer nor Pittsnogle played in their respective final games. Pittsngole was a DNP-CD (Did Not Play - Coach's Decision) while Fischer sat out Charlotte's game with a sore left knee.

Gansey, meanwhile, played less than five minutes, and was hampered by a sore back. He missed his only shot attempt and had one foul during his brief stint on the court.

The players will head in different directions after completing play in Orlando. Pittsnogle will travel to the 2006 Rocky Mountain Revue to play for the Dallas Mavericks' entry, which opened play Friday with a loss to San Antonio. Pittsnogle will have stiff competition in Utah, with Pavel Podkolzin, Jackson Vroman, Brad Buckman and Pops Mensah-Bonsu already on the Mavs' roster.

Meanwhile, Fischer will continue his effort to make the Bobcats' roster. He was a late cut from Charlotte last year, but improved after a year in the NBDL. Fischer played in just three games in Orlando, but averaged 7.7 points and 6.3 points in just eighteen and one-half minutes per game. He also snared 11 offensive rebounds and blocked six shots.

Gansey, meanwhile, will take a week off to rehab his back, then report to Miami's summer camp on Sunday, July 23. Gansey earlier signed a two-year contract with the Heat. He averaged 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game, but was a frigid 20% from three-point range.


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