Friday , Nov , 28 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Allen Iverson to Be Fined for Skipping Thanksgiving Practice

Detroit Pistons guard Allen Iverson missed practice Thursday and will be levied a "hefty" fine, coach Michael Curry said.

"I’m surprised when guys are late; I’m surprised when they don’t show," Curry said, according to the Detroit Free Press. "It’s a pretty hefty fine to be late, or to miss, and once again, it’s accountability for yourself and your teammates."

Rodney Stuckey, who scored 13 points and added a career-high 11 assists for his first career double-double Wednesday in a 110-96 victory over New York, will start in Iverson’s place Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Curry said he hadn’t decided whether Iverson would play.