December 2015 Basketball Wiretap

Markieff Morris Asked To Apologize Again To Team

Dec 29, 2015 12:42 PM

Markieff Morris was told by the Phoenix Suns he could return to practice Tuesday if a meeting with team officials goes well.

Morris has completed a two-game suspension for "conduct detrimental to the team" after throwing a towel at Jeff Hornacek.

Ryan McDonough has asked Morris to briefly meet with him, Hornacek and team president Lon Babby prior to Tuesday's practice, the source said. Morris has been told he will be asked to apologize to his Suns coaches and teammates, make a renewed commitment to the team for games, practices, weight-training sessions and treatment sessions and attend all NBA and Suns community appearances.

The Morris camp are confused by the Suns' requests because Morris already apologized to Hornacek and his teammates on Twitter and sent a separate apologetic text to Hornacek. Morris also has spoken with his teammates regularly during the suspension that cost him $145,455

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Tags: Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Suspension

Kings Expect Suspension For DeMarcus Cousins

Dec 29, 2015 11:59 AM

The Sacramento Kings expect DeMarcus Cousins to be suspended by the NBA following his ejection during the third quarter of Monday's game at the Golden State Warriors

After sitting out most of the first half with foul trouble, Cousins was upset after getting called for his fifth foul in the third quarter. Monty McCutchen then called Cousins for a technical, setting him off on a tirade that led to another technical called by Mitchell Ervin and an ejection.

Cousins had to be restrained by teammates before being escorted off the court.

Vlade Divac said he spoke with Cousins after the game.

"He said he understands what he did, but he didn't do anything wrong in my opinion," Divac said,


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Matt Barnes Receiving Two-Game Suspension From Derek Fisher Incident

Dec 28, 2015 10:47 AM

Matt Barnes has received a two-game suspension from the NBA for his off-court incident involving Derek Fisher.

Barnes confronted Fisher at the home of his estranged wife after receiving a phone call from one of his sons.

Fisher had been dating Gloria Govan for a few months.

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Tags: Matt Barnes, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Suspension

Markieff Morris Suspended Two Games For Throwing Towel At Hornacek

Dec 24, 2015 4:40 PM

The Phoenix Suns have suspended Markieff Morris for two games for throwing a towel at Jeff Hornacek.

The incident occurred during Wednesday's loss to the Denver Nuggets.

Morris said he didn't intend to hit Hornacek and was unaware it had connected.

Morris has sought a trade from the Suns since they traded his brother, Marcus Morris, to the Detroit Pistons.

Morris initially had trade value but waiting has cost the Suns any leverage they once had.

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Ty Lawson To Receive Two-Game Suspension, Rockets Looking For Trade

Dec 18, 2015 1:11 PM

The NBA will suspend Ty Lawson for two games as a result of his 2014 DUI charges.

Lawson recently reached a legal resolution in his cases.

The NBA typically waits until the legal system resolves an issue before issuing a suspension.

Lawson was traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Houston Rockets in the offseason.

The Rockets are looking to trade Lawson, cooperating with his representatives. Lawson has struggled to find a way to play off the ball with James Harden also on the floor.

Houston gave up four players and a future draft pick in the deal with Denver, although the Nuggets ultimately released all four players.

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Tags: Ty Lawson, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Suspension

Al Jefferson Suspended Five Games For Drug Violation

Dec 9, 2015 3:03 PM

Al Jefferson has received a five-game suspension for violating the NBA's Anti-Drug Program.

Jefferson is averaging 13.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 26.2 minutes per game this season.

Jefferson will be a free agent in 2016.

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76ers Suspend Jahlil Okafor For Two Games

Dec 2, 2015 6:02 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have suspended Jahlil Okafor for two games after a series of off the court incidents became public.

"Jahlil is a very important part of our organization and our future," wrote the team in a statement. "While we are disappointed with his recent actions, we have faith in him as a valued member of the Sixers. We will provide the necessary resources to support him on his journey and will do our part to help him succeed both on and off the court."

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