Karl's suspension lowered from three games to two

Updated: October 25, 2005, 4:16 PM ET
Associated Press

Denver Nuggets: The suspension of coach George Karl for making improper contact with a prospect was reduced Tuesday to two games.

The NBA originally suspended Karl for the first three games of the season.

The Nuggets were fined $200,000 by the NBA, which said the violation occurred from May 16-18 when Karl attended workouts at Marquette University involving a player not eligible for the draft. The NBA did not identify the player.

Karl will miss the season opener at San Antonio on Nov. 1 and the home opener against the Los Angeles Lakers the next night.

He took over the team at midseason and led the Nuggets to a 32-8 finish. Denver lost in the first round of the playoffs to eventual champion San Antonio.

Karl had treatment in the offseason for prostate cancer.

Boston Celtics: Guard Will Bynum was waived by the Celtics on Tuesday, two months after he was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Tech.

In four exhibition games, Bynum averaged 1.3 points and 1.5 assists in 9.5 minutes. He had played on Boston's summer league team, averaging 4.2 points and 2.7 assists in six games.

As a junior at Georgia Tech, Bynum scored the winning basket to beat Oklahoma State in the 2004 NCAA semifinals before the Yellow Jackets lost to Connecticut in the championship game. He also spent two seasons at Arizona before transferring to Georgia Tech.

Detroit Pistons: The Pistons waived Greek center Andreas Glyniadakis on Tuesday.

Glyniadakis, who played in four preseason games and averaged 0.5 rebounds in 3.3 minutes, was drafted by the Pistons in the second round in 2003.

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