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Zabian Dowdell won’t play for Anadolu Efes Istanbul. The American player signed a contract for the season with the Turkish powerhouse but he didn’t pass the medical tests and his contract has been cancelled, as reported to Sportando by a source close to the situation.
Turkish team Anadolu Efes Istanbul signed for the season Zabian Dowdell. The American player was recently waived by Phoenix Suns. Dowdell has played 24 games in the NBA last season with Suns averaging 5ppg and 2.1apg.
Olympiacos is looking to add some force in the perimeter and the name on the top of the list is Zabian Dowdell. According to sentragoal.gr the club’s management along with Head Coach Dusan Ivkovic are examining a few players in order to reinforce the perimeter. It was long rumored that this player would be Marko Jaric, but his bad relations with Ivkovic led to his rejection.
The Suns waived point guard Zabian Dowdell this morning for another blow to his hard-luck career. Dowdell has not been able to participate in Suns training camp due to ongoing pain under his right kneecap and his return was not imminent. With the preseason opener a week away and the season opener in 13 days, the Suns decided to waive Dowdell, 27, so that they can begin preparing a different point guard to back up Steve Nash with Sebastian Telfair.
The NBA fined 24-year referee Ken Mauer and Suns guard Zabian Dowdell undisclosed amounts for an exchange they had that led to Dowdell’s ejection in a March 30 game. Dowdell entered the game with 3:02 remaining and the Suns trailing by 20. Two minutes later, the exchange occurred after a Dowdell turnover. The rookie reported to the league that Mauer used a derogatory name, which prompted a Dowdell response that could have been considered a threat. “While we do not believe Mauer used the language that was reported, his actions were still deemed to be inappropriate,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said.
Suns’ players were reluctant to speak to the specific events afterward, but word around the locker room was that one of the referees said something that crossed the line, which caused the overreaction from the players and the ensuing ejections. The exact comment was reportedly referee Ken Mauer telling Dowdell to “stop being a little b****” after a call, to which Dowdell responded by asking Mauer if he would call him that off the court. That’s when Dowdell was tossed.