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Pops Mensah-Bonsu | Forward | #42

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'9" / 235
College: George Washington

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Pops Mensah-Bonsu has left Nuggets training camp for personal reasons, and will not return.
His NBA career appears to be about over, but we're hoping his personal matter is nothing too serious. There was little chance that Mensah-Bonsu was going to make the opening-night roster in Denver. Wed, Oct 1, 2014 08:37:00 PM

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The Wizards have invited power forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu, as well as small forward Josh Childress, shooting guard Xavier Silas, and center D’or Fischer to training camp.

Even with Emeka Okafor (neck) out indefinitely, the Wizards still have some solid depth. Mensah-Bonsu may have a fun name, but there's little reason to pay attention to any of these guys.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 06:41:00 PM

Pops Mensah-Bonsu has been waived by Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Mensah-Bonsu is injured and won't be able to return to the court for over a month, so the club will be forced to move on.
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 07:52:00 AM

Pops Mensah-Bonsu has signed in Israel.

Mensah-Bonsu will play with Maccabi Tel Aviv, and the last time we saw him on the NBA radar was when the Hornets waived him in January of 2011.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 08:22:00 AM

Pops Mensah-Bonsu has signed with Besiktas in Turkey.

Mensah-Bonsu was waived with the Hornets in January of last season and never returned to the league. He nearly averaged a double-double with ASVEL in France and should do well in Turkey with Deron Williams' former club.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 01:52:00 PM

Armani Jeans Milano is targeting free agent big man Pops-Mensah Bonsu.

Mensah-Bonsu spent part of last season with New Orleans before being waived in January. He has a solid skill set and should flourish as a big man overseas. He averaged 16.5 points and 9.3 rebounds with ASVEL in France last year.
Source: Sportando
Thu, Jul 7, 2011 08:52:00 AM

The Hornets waived Pops Mensah-Bonsu on Tuesday, before his contract became guaranteed.

Even ardent NBA fans may not have realized Pops was still on the Hornets' roster, and his absence has zero impact on fantasy leagues.
Tue, Jan 4, 2011 06:21:00 PM

Pops Mensah-Bonsu played like a man fighting for a roster spot on Monday, scoring 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting with 10 rebounds, one assist, four steals, and one block in 32 minutes off the bench.

He played that way because he is fighting for a roster spot, and with this performance 2008 first-round bust Joe Alexander probably shouldn't be looking at property in the New Orleans area. Pops will back up David West along with Jason Smith.
Tue, Oct 19, 2010 01:24:00 AM

Pops Mensa-Bonsu made a case for making the Hornets squad on Saturday, with six points and nine rebounds in just 13 minutes off the bench.

He is a terror on the boards, but his lack of other skills make him difficult to play for long stretches. Joe Alexander, who flew up 'real' draft boards to get picked No. 8 for the Bucks in 2008, got the quick hook after two turnovers in two minutes and is on the verge of being cut.
Sun, Oct 17, 2010 03:40:00 AM

The Hornets signed PF Pops Mensah-Bonsu on Friday.

The 27-year old journeyman was set to play overseas but that was nixed because of a rumored knee injury. If he makes the squad in New Orleans, he will be a big bruiser coming off the bench and not much more.
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 09:33:00 PM

Pops Mensa-Bonsu has accepted an invitation to Hornets training camp.

He's not a lock to make the team, but it's quite possible he could be on the opening-night roster.
Mon, Sep 20, 2010 06:27:00 PM

The Spanish team Caja Laboral has released Pops Mensah-Bonsu, possibly because of a knee injury.

The 27-year-old PF just signed overseas last month but the club said he "didn't pass satisfactorily the signing process." He averaged 19.3 points and 13.5 rebounds while helping Great Britain qualify for the European Championships, and should find another team before long.
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 09:36:00 AM

Former NBA power forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu has signed with a team in the Spanish league after spending last season with CSKA Moscow.

Pops could be a role player in the NBA, but has opted for what is surely a bigger role (and a bigger payday) overseas. He is currently playing for Great Britain in the Eurobasket qualifiers, and scored 27 points to lead the team to an OT victory on Sunday.
Sun, Aug 8, 2010 10:13:00 PM

Pops Mensah-Bonsu has signed with CSKA Moscow, pending a physical.

The 26-year-old Pops was released by the Raptors earlier in January and should get far more playing time in Europe.
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 10:07:00 AM

The Raptors have waived big man Pops Mensah-Bonsu, whose contract would have been guaranteed on Wednesday.

Toronto will look into signing him on a 10-day contract if he clears waivers, but other NBA and European teams could have interest in him. No matter where he lands, he's unlikely to have any fantasy value.
Tue, Jan 5, 2010 11:05:00 AM

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