DeMar DeRozan Fined $15K For Criticizing Officials
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing the league’s officiating.
The punishment was announced Tuesday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the league’s executive vice president for basketball operations.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN
Celtics Legend Jo Jo White Passes Away at Age 71
Celtics legend Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion and Finals MVP, passed away Tuesday at the age of 71.
“My dad died from complications (pneumonia) from dementia that was brought on by the removal of a benign brain tumor in May 2010,” his daughter, Meka White, told The Undefeated.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN
Sources: Magic to Aggressively Shop Evan Fournier, Elfrid Payton, Mario Hezonja
It might go down as one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time: How did this Magic team start 8-4? Orlando has since gone a ghastly 4-27, which will most likely lead to a fire sale at next month’s trade deadline. Rival executives expect Jeff Weltman, Orlando’s new team president, to aggressively hunt for new homes for the likes of Evan Fournier, Elfrid Payton and Mario Hezonja, given that Nikola Vucevic’s broken finger is likely to preclude dealing the center.
Source: Marc Stein of the New York Times