Shams Charania: Milwaukee’s O.J. Mayo has suffered fracture in leg and will miss rest of season with possible surgery, league sources tell The Vertical.
January 16, 2018 | 4:11 pm EST Update
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for his public criticism of the officials after the Raptors’ 127-125 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. DeRozan was especially hot about a scramble for a loose ball that went out of bounds next to the Warriors bench. After a video review, Golden State was awarded possession with three seconds left.
While the Lakers front office, coaching staff and players have not turned on their rookie teammate for his father’s indiscretions, a league source said, they are not happy about them. “They are frustrated that he can’t stand up to his dad, but they really like him,” the source said.
Lonzo separating himself from his dad is the solution to everything, several league executives said. “The kid could stop all of it,” the VP said. “All he has to say to the media is, ‘He doesn’t speak for me. If you want to talk about the Lakers, speak to me, don’t speak to my dad.'”
“What player or coach can trust saying anything around the kid when they know it can end up in public?” one Eastern Conference general manager told B/R. An Eastern Conference vice president agreed. “It doesn’t do anybody any favors,” he said. “Not the team, the fans, nor Lonzo. You can’t walk this one back.”