Monday, April 21
April 21, 4:07 PM ET
Jazz suspend Stevenson for unspecified time period
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Utah Jazz suspended guard DeShawn Stevenson on Monday, hours before their playoff game against the
Sacramento Kings, for conduct detrimental to the team.
Stevenson was sent back to Salt Lake City, the Jazz announced in
a brief press release that didn't indicate the nature of his
conduct. The release didn't specify the length of the suspension.
Stevenson, a third-year pro who was drafted by the Jazz directly
out of his Fresno high school, played just one minute in Utah's
96-90 loss to the Kings in Game 1. He was a disappointment this
season, averaging just 4.6 points per game in a steadily dwindling
He practiced with the team on Sunday.