Atlanta Hawks big man Miles Plumlee was arrested late last month for criminal possession of marijuana in Shelter Island, N.Y., according to NBA columnist and Shelter Island resident Peter Vecsey. Sure enough, police records from the Shelter Island Reporter indicated Miles C. Plumlee, 28, of Mequon, Wis., was “arrested and issued a field appearance ticket for criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree and posted $100 cash bail” on Aug. 20. The Hawks forward’s full name is Miles Christian Plumlee. He turned 29 on Sept. 1 and lived in Mequon while playing for the Milwaukee Bucks.
September 25, 2017 | 6:31 pm EDT Update
“I put the phone in my ear and my manager said, ‘You just got traded.’ I said, ‘OK.’ I said, ‘Where?’’’ Kanter recounted. “He said to the Knicks. He said, ‘Don’t look too happy’ because he knows I love New York, he said, ‘Don’t look too happy.’ And after I went home and packed my stuff, I woke up in the middle of the night and punched myself. I said, ‘Is this a dream? Is this really happening?’”
“I always played for the small cities, and I was wondering what it would be like to play in a bigger city like New York,’’ Kanter said. “I was with all these New York guys playing pickup this summer, and they were just friendly, really nice and warm people. I’m really excited to be here. And also there’s a big Turkish community here, a lot of Turkish restaurants. I’ll take you guys out to eat one day.’’