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March 4, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein: ESPN sources say practice confrontation between Grizz teammates Tony Allen and Nick Calathes, while heated, did not rise to "physical" level. Sources say Tony Allen's one-game ban largely stemmed from fact he waved off coaches' attempts to calm him down after tangle with Calathes Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

March 3, 2015 Updates

NBA Communications: PHX's Len Fined $20K, MIA's Whiteside Fined $15K for incident on March 2. Link: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/originals/2015/03/03/bbops-len-whiteside-ejections-030215-pr.nba/ Twitter

NBA Communications: PHX's Morris Fined $15K for Flagrant 2 on March 2. Link: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/originals/2015/03/03/bbops-markieff-morris-ff2-030215-pr.nba/ Twitter

March 2, 2015 Updates
March 1, 2015 Updates

Knicks president Phil Jackson continued to scout top college prospects in person on Saturday. He was shown by television cameras in the stands at the Kentucky-Arkansas game. The Knicks are on pace to get a high pick in June’s NBA draft. Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns is projected as a top pick. Many draft experts put fellow Kentucky big man Willie Cauley-Stein in the same echelon. Jackson likely had his eyes on those two. Earlier this week, the Knicks president attended Ohio State’s game against Nebraska and he commented on Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell. The NBA will likely fine Jackson for his comments. According to a source, several teams complained about the comment. It is against league rules for personnel to comment on players who haven’t declared for the NBA draft. ... The Knicks beat the Raptors on Saturday to win back-to-back games for the first time in a month. Hardaway Jr. led the team with 22 points. ESPN.com

February 28, 2015 Updates
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February 20, 2015 Updates

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson was back at practice Thursday, a day after he missed a plane flight that caused an unexcused absence at practice Wednesday. "I told him what happened, and he's cool with it," Lawson said of coach Brian Shaw. "So we'll just keep moving forward and keep playing hard." There is still a matter of punishment, however. The Nuggets hadn't settled on a consequence for Lawson by the time they left for Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon. And despite the fact that Lawson said he had talked to Shaw, the coach had not had a chance to have a full discussion of the matter with Lawson by the time he met with the media in early afternoon. "Internally, we'll decide what to do from there," Shaw said. Denver Post

February 12, 2015 Updates

The big story here in New York is the insensitive email James Dolan recently sent to a Knicks fan. Why did you decide not to punish the Knicks owner? Adam Silver: Players, league executives and owners historically have not been disciplined for similar outbursts. As I said, he reacted in an emotional, impassionate way to a direct criticism of him. That’s not the kind of behavior that traditionally commissioners have become involved in. New York Daily News

February 11, 2015 Updates

Hammond said league officials are keeping Bucks officials updated on Larry Sanders, who still is serving a drug suspension without pay. The center has missed 12 games under the suspension for his fourth failed marijuana test. "We'll continue to look at that as we move forward," Hammond said. "Nothing is determined yet. We will just continue to follow the progress." Sanders already has forfeited $1.2 million of his $11 million salary due to the suspension. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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