This is from ESPN.com
G Isaiah Rider skipped the Nov. 5 practice with an illness, ESPN.com's NBA Insider reported. Though his absence was excused, a source inside the Nuggets told Insider that Issel has become tired of Rider's antics on the court and his mouth off it. Though there have been no "major" incidents, the source said the Nuggets could waive Rider as early as Nov. 6. According to a league source, they were close to waiving Rider on Nov. 5 after he publicly complained about his role in Issel's offense.
Another story showing he's a real team guy:
Isaiah Rider said he is expecting to receive his championship ring when the Nuggets play the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 25. Asked if he was looking forward to it, Rider responded: "Not really. It is not real special to me because I didn't play in the playoffs." Proving, once again, what a good teammate he is.
Ask not what you can do for your country but ask what you can do for THE KID!