The Nets yesterday rescinded their trade with the Trail Blazers for Shareef Abdur-Rahim after the forward failed a physical last week.

The Nets did not elaborate on their decision.

The teams announced a sign-and-trade deal earlier this month that sent Abdur-Rahim to New Jersey for a 2006 first-round pick and the Nets' trade exception.

Abdur-Rahim missed 22 games with the Blazers last season after undergoing surgery on his right elbow in January.

* CHARGE DROPPED: A handgun charge against Clippers F Chris Wilcox was dismissed. The former Maryland star was arrested in June after police found a gun in his car during a traffic stop.

The discovery probably would not have been admissible in court because Wilcox should have been allowed to leave the scene before the arrival of a canine unit that found the weapon, Howard County State's Attorney Tim McCrone said.

* SURGERY SET: 76ers G Willie Green will have arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair cartilage in his left knee. He was scheduled to sign a $20 million, six-year contract, but the restricted free agent injured his knee in a pickup game. While contract terms were reached, the deal was never signed.

* ARREST: Dirk Nowitzki's longtime coach and friend was arrested on tax evasion charges in Berlin, distracting the Mavericks star as he prepares for the European championships. Holger Geschwindner has been held since July 19, reportedly on suspicion he failed to declare income earned through Nowitzki. He was arrested because of fear he would flee or suppress evidence.

-- From News Services