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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rider Suspended

PORTLAND, Oregon () -- The Portland Trail Blazers have suspended Isaiah Rider for their season opener Friday night for failing to show up for the team's final exhibition game Sunday.


Rider missed the team bus to Corvallis, where the Blazers met the Seattle SuperSonics. He later told team officials that a cab had taken him to the wrong hotel.


"We have the team rules,'' coach P.J. Carlesimo said. "You have to be there, and you have to be on time.''


Rider will miss Friday night's opener at Vancouver.