Bogut line: 7 points, 3 blocks, 5 fouls in 28 minutes

Updated: July 16, 2005, 2:19 AM ET
Associated Press

Milwaukee Bucks: Top NBA draft pick Andrew Bogut blocked three shots, scored seven points and was called for five fouls while playing 28 minutes in his summer league debut for the Bucks on Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The 7-foot-1 Bogut struggled inside against Minnesota centers Dwayne Jones, Nick Horvath and David Simon and the Timberwolves won 102-69.

Nikoloz Tskitishvili scored 25 points for the Timberwolves, while Chris Owens led the Bucks with 17.

Lee Benson added 15 points for Milwaukee and former Wisconsin star Kirk Penney had 13.

Minnesota Timberwolves: Timberwolves rookie Rashad McCants did not play in Friday night's summer league opener against Milwaukee because of an injured hamstring.

McCants, the team's first-round draft choice, has been bothered by the injury since aggravating it in summer pre-draft workouts for NBA teams.

The Wolves drafted the 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of North Carolina with the 14th overall selection and hope that he can fill in for Fred Hoiberg, who will miss most of the season, if not all of it, after having heart surgery.

New Orleans Hornets: The Hornets have agreed in principle to a three-year contract with Lithuanian shooting guard Arvydas Macijauskas, the player's agent says.

Macijauskas played for Lithuania in the 2004 Olympics in Athens and scored a team-high 24 points in a 104-96 loss to the United States in the bronze medal game. He also helped Lithuania upset the United States 94-90 in a preliminary round game. He scored eight points in that game.

Agent Marc Fleisher said Macijauskas settled on New Orleans because he will have an opportunity to contribute from the start.

"I think he plays a very exciting, flamboyant style of basketball, and I think he will be a huge crowd favorite," Fleisher said.

Macijauskas, 25, has played professionally in Europe since he was 16. Fleisher said the player is expected to sign on July 22.


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