September 15, 2005
Celtics guard Tony Allen had arthroscopic surgery at New England Baptist Hospital Tuesday to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. The surgery was performed by team physician Brian McKeon .Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said Allen will begin rehabilitation immediately but will probably miss training camp next month. Twiss said it's not clear if he'll be ready for the start of the regular season . . . The New Jersey Nets moved a step closer to a new home in Brooklyn when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted to sell an 8.3-acre railyard to team owner and real-estate developer Bruce Ratner . Ratner will pay $100 million for the downtown Brooklyn site . . . A judge in Breckenridge, Colo. signed an arrest warrant for former NBA star Dennis Rodman after he missed a court appearance on two alleged traffic violations . . . Temeka Johnson of the Washington Mystics was named the WNBA's Rookie of the Year. The speedy guard out of Louisiana State topped the rookie class in scoring (9.3 ppg), assists (177), and steals (1.29 pg). Johnson received 44 of a possible 50 votes from a national media panel. Joining her on the All-Rookie Team were San Antonio's Katie Feenstra , Indiana's Tan White , Sacramento's Chelsea Newton , and Detroit's Kara Braxton.