Suspended for one game after refusing to check in for 17 seconds (!) of garbage time at the end of Wednesday’s loss to the Hornets, Denver G Voshon Lenard has demanded a trade.

From the Denver Post’s Marc J. Spears.

Lenard said Saturday that he has asked the Nuggets to trade him. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder started the first six games this season. But he has played sparingly since, and not at all in seven games, including Saturday’s contest against Miami.

“It would probably be better to try a different situation,” Lenard said. “I don’t want to be anywhere where I’m not wanted. I’m somebody that wants to play.”

“I’m a veteran. You don’t have to do me like that,” Lenard said. “At the end of the game, 17 seconds? It wasn’t right. I’ve been a veteran for 11 years in the league. I’ve never had an altercation with no coach or no players for 11 years. What would make me start now?”

Writes the NY Post’s Peter Vescey,

Nuggets assistant Scott Brooks ” 0-4 when George Karl is in suspended contamination ” is being sent down to the D-League to work on his substitution pattern, timeliness of times out and capacity to keep Carmelo Anthony healthy.