NBA notes: Anthony, Howard All-Stars

first_imgJackson turned himself in last week after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. He was ordered jailed after he skipped court appearances for a probation violation hearing, but he posted bond Feb. 1. Grizzlies signing: Guard Lorinza Harrington signed a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, who released him before the start of this season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Carmelo Anthony is going to the All-Star Game after all. The NBA’s leading scorer was picked by commissioner David Stern on Friday as an injury replacement and will make his first All-Star Game appearance on Feb. 18 in LasVegas. Stern also added Dallas forward Josh Howard to the Western Conference team. He needed to replace Houston center Yao Ming and Utah forward Carlos Boozer, who will be unable to play because of injuries. Howard also is a first-time All-Star, giving the team with the NBA’s best record twoplayers in the game. Phoenix and San Antonio, the Mavericks’ closest pursuers, each have multiple All-Stars. Howard is averaging 19.6points and 7.3 rebounds. “It is an honor to be selected to my first All-Star Team,” Howard said in a statement. “This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. It is especially gratifying to play alongside my teammate Dirk Nowitzki.” Person charged in brawl violated probation: The only person charged with a felony in the November 2004 brawl during a Pacers-Pistons game at The Palace of Auburn Hills will spend the next six months in jail after a judge determined he violated his probation. Bryant Jackson was found guilty of a probation violation by Oakland County Judge Rae Lee Chabot on Wednesday because he did not attend anger management classes or pay $6,000 in restitution. center_img Anthony averages an NBA-high 30.8 points, but wasn’t voted in by the fans and then wasn’t chosen as a reserve by West coaches. He was undoubtedly hurt by missing 15 games when Stern suspended him for his role in the brawl at Madison Square Garden in December. “I was remaining optimistic a little bit,” Anthony said. “I wish it would have happened earlier. I didn’t want to think about it that much, but I’m glad it happened. It’s an honor.” last_img read more