Phoenix Suns guard Grant Gondrezick pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in exchange for dismissal of drug counts against him, his lawyer said.

Defense attorney Ken Fields said Gondrezick pleaded guilty to a charge of interfering with an investigation and was sentenced to a probation term of up to three years.

Through the guilty plea, Gondrezick admitted he asked a witness to not testify against him, Fields said.

Fields said the sentence, resulting from a plea agreement with prosecutors, also requires Gondrezick to pay $100 in court costs and perform community service.

Gondrezick was one of three current Suns players among more than a dozen people indicted on drug-related charges in two indictments earlier this year. Charges against center James Edwards and guard Jay Humphries are pending . . .

Dallas Mavericks forward Roy Tarpley said he sought counseling in June for a "a potential problem," the Dallas Times Herald reported.

The newspaper quoted two sources as saying the problems were related to drug and alcohol use, but Tarpley declined to identify the problem. Another source, however, told the newspaper that the report was not true.

"I sought professional counseling. I felt like I had a potential problem," Tarpley said. "I felt like it could get out of hand. But it's been resolved. It's over with."

Tarpley, the Mavericks' No. 1 draft pick in 1986, was a member of the NBA's all-rookie team last season.