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Masai Ujiri Fined $25,000 By NBA For Saying 'F*** Brooklyn'

Masai Ujiri has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for "using obscene language in a public setting."

Ujiri said "F*** Brooklyn" during a pregame rally for the Toronto Raptors.

The Raptors lost to the Nets in Game 1.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jonas Valanciunas Charged With DUI

Jonas Valanciunas was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after being stopped in Wasaga Beach, Ont., after reportedly being spotted with open beer bottles while traveling through a drive-thru.

Valanciunas is charged with having greater than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood and is to appear in court in nearby Collingwoodon April 22.

"I hold myself to a high standard and take my role as a member of the Toronto Raptors very seriously," Valanciunas said in a statement released by the team. "I apologize to the organization, my teammates, my family and my fans, and regret any negativity this incident has brought upon them."

Valanciunas is averaging 11 points and 8.6 rebounds in 76 games this season.

Via Doug Harrison/CBC

Larry Sanders Advocates For Medical Benefits Of Marijuana

Larry Sanders will abide by the terms of his five-game suspension for violating the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program, but defends marijuana for its medical benefits.

“It’s something I feel strongly about, just to let you know something personal about me,” Sanders told NBA.com and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel prior to the Bucks’ game against Chicago at United Center Friday. “I will deal with the consequences from it. It’s a banned substance in my league. But I believe in marijuana and the medical side of it.

“I know what it is if I’m going to use it. I study it and I know the benefits it has. In a lot of ways we’ve been deprived. You can’t really label it with so many other drugs that people can be addicted to and have so many negative effects on your body and your family and your relationships and impairment. This is not the same thing.”

Sanders’ suspension means he has failed three tests in his career.

Sanders said he was out for the rest of the season, which could push his suspension to the start of the 14-15 season.

Sanders views marijuana as similar to drinking alcohol.

“The great thing about that idea is that, then you could get prescribed for it and see a doctor and they could tell you,” he said. “You don’t have to self-medicate, you don’t have to over-medicate ourselves. Y’know, because we don’t know now. We can’t diagnose ourselves.

“Once it becomes legal … you sit down with a doctor and [he says], ‘You may need this three times a day. This dosage here.’ And you don’t over-medicate. It [addresses] those needs medically that you need. It’s natural.”

Via Steve Aschburner/NBA.com

Reggie Evans Fined $15K By NBA For Elbow To Anthony Davis' Face

Reggie Evans was fined $15,000 for elbowing Anthony Davis in the face, the NBA announced Tuesday.

The foul on Evans, which was a Flagrant 2 and resulted in his ejection, occurred with 1:03 remaining in the third quarter of the Sacramento Kings' 102-97 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Brandon Jennings Fined $5K By NBA For Flopping Violation

Brandon Jennings has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rules for the second time this season.

The incident occurred with 3:01 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Detroit Pistons' 116-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jorge Gutierrez Fined $15k While Making $28,834 On 10-Day Contract

Jorge Gutierrez has been fined $15,000 for his Flagrant 2 foul on Cody Zeller during the March 26th game.

Gutierrez was on his second 10-day contract in which he makes just $28,834 apiece.

Gutierrez signed a multi-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.

Via RealGM Staff Report
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