Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources on ESPN: Wizards guard Jodie Meeks suspended 25 games for violating NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug program, ending his season. Tested positive for Ipamorelin and GHRP-2. Meeks’ attorney Ben Levine to ESPN: “It is regrettable that the NBA has prematurely taken action against Jodie.”
Candace Buckner: Markieff Morris on what led to his ejection Fri night vs ATL: “I said a couple words, man. Obviously I got fined for it. I said a couple words that I would want to take back. Caught up in the emotions of the game, even though it was early...
Morris was ejected for jawing with Raptors players after he was fouled in the waning seconds of the Celtics’ win. He received a double technical after a verbal confrontation with CJ Miles, who initially fouled him, and then again with DeMar DeRozan while he was at the foul line. The second double technical ejected him from the game, at which point he patted Williams on the behind and left the court to a chorus of cheers. “When I first got here people knew who I was,” Morris told reporters after the game. “So it’s not different. I think they’re just starting to love me more. I think they liked me, but now they’re starting to love me, so I appreciate that.” The NBA has not issued a punishment for Morris’ actions. Players are barred from making contact with officials. The league previously fined Morris $15,000 for verbally abusing an official last month.
Morris may have been playing with fire a bit — players aren’t allowed to make contact with referees, and Morris pretty obviously made contact as he exited the floor (for an extra chuckle, watch Terry Rozier trying not to laugh in the background).