Von Wafer Got a Stern Lecture

And he promises to behave from now on: “Rockets guard Von Wafer will be back on the bench and available to play tonight after a meeting Thursday morning with Rockets coach Rick Adelman. Adelman sent Wafer to the locker room in the fourth quarter Wednesday when Wafer protested being taken out of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers. ‘He’s on the team,’ Adelman said. ‘We talked about it and it’s over with. He didn’t like coming out (of the game). He doesn’t have to like coming out, but it’s his job to accept that. This is not a one-time thing. A couple things have happened. It’s not the right time. It’s all about the team. That’s what Von and I talked about. It’s not about individuals. It’s not about me. It’s my job to coach the team. It’s your job to play. I did not like his actions when we’re in an important game in the fourth quarter. Players have to have more restraint than that.'”