January 2020 Basketball Wiretap

Marcus Morris, Jae Crowder Fined, Elfrid Payton, Marko Guduric, Jaren Jackson Suspended

Jan 30, 2020 8:34 PM

Elfrid Payton, Marko Guduric and Jaren Jackson Jr. have each been suspended one game without pay and Marcus Morris Sr. and Jae Crowder have each been fined for their roles in an on-court incident.

The incident, which began when Payton shoved Crowder to the floor, occurred with 48.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies’ 127-106 win over the Knicks on Jan. 29 at Madison Square Garden.

Payton, who was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected from the game, has been suspended one game without pay for shoving Crowder to the floor while Crowder was in mid-air, for escalating the altercation, and for inappropriate post-game comments. Crowder, who was given a technical foul and ejected from the game, has been fined $25,000 for escalating the on-court altercation by, among other things, shoving Payton. Morris, who received a technical foul and was ejected from the game, has been fined $35,000 for escalating an on-court altercation by shoving Morant and for offensive and derogatory comments made to the media following the game. Guduric and Jackson have each been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an on-court altercation.

Guduric and Jackson will serve their suspensions Friday when the Grizzlies play the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center. Payton will serve his suspension Saturday when the Knicks visit the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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Derrick Rose Fined $25,000 For Throwing Pen Across Court And Into Stands

Jan 14, 2020 4:15 PM

Derrick Rose has been fined by the NBA $25,000 for throwing a pen across the court and into the stands.

The incident occurred at the end of overtime in the Detroit Pistons' 117-110 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. 

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Jimmy Butler, T.J. Warren Fined By NBA

Jan 10, 2020 3:03 PM

Jimmy Butler and T.J. Warren have each been fined for their roles in an incident during the Heat’s 122-108 win over the Pacers on Jan. 8 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

With 6:29 remaining in the third quarter, Butler and Warren each received technical fouls for having come face-to-face in a hostile manner. With 6:22 remaining in the third quarter, Butler committed an offensive foul against Warren, which has been upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 1 upon league office review. The foul call on Butler prompted a taunt from Warren, which resulted in his second technical foul and subsequent ejection. Following his ejection, Warren made an obscene gesture. After the game, Butler continued to escalate the incident via social media. 

Warren has been fined $25,000 for engaging in an altercation and making an obscene gesture following his ejection. Butler has been fined $35,000 for engaging in an altercation and escalating the incident on social media postgame. 

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NBA Fines Bobby Portis $25,000 For Flagrant 2 Foul

Jan 9, 2020 1:50 AM

Bobby Portis was fined $25,000 by the NBA for a Flagrant 2 foul during the New York Knicks' 117-87 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The NBA announced that Portis was "recklessly making contact" after swiping at Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's head as Caldwell-Pope went up for a dunk.

Portis, who was not suspended, apologized to Caldwell-Pope on Twitter after the game. 

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Isaiah Thomas Fined $25K For Making Physical Contact With Official

Jan 4, 2020 9:50 PM

The NBA fined Isaiah Thomas $25,000 after he made physical contact with an official during the Washington Wizards' 122-103 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Thomas was ejected early in the first quarter.

Scott Brooks said he thought that the contact was accidental.

"They were in a scrum and they were fighting for the ball, a jump ball. I had a view that it looked like he lost his balance, but [Kogut] had a better view and then they looked at it. They looked at it, so you would hope they made the right call.''


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Kevin Love Directs Verbal Outburst Towards Koby Altman Following Shootaround

Jan 4, 2020 9:06 PM

Kevin Love had an "emotional verbal outburst" towards Koby Altman about the state of the Cleveland Cavaliers following a Saturday shootaround, sources told Shams Charania and Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

Love reportedly screamed in front of coaches, teammates, and front office members that there is "no feel here."

Love was recently fined $1,000 by the organization for an outburst on the bench. Love is said to have been upset by how selfishly the first-unit had been playing.

Love and Altman also reportedly clashed at the end of last season. After Altman threatened to fine Love, Love reportedly responded “Go ahead. I have plenty of money.”

Love has yet to publicly demand a trade, though he would prefer to join a contender. 

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Dewayne Dedmon Fined $50,000 By NBA For Publicly Stating He Prefers Trade From Kings

Jan 2, 2020 4:09 PM

Dewayne Dedmon has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for public statements detrimental to the NBA and its teams.

The fine is for statements that were made by Dedmon concerning his desire to be traded by the Kings.

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