Jones struck Biyombo in a sensitive area with 17.6 seconds remaining in Cleveland’s 99-84 loss Saturday night. He was suspended by the NBA “without pay” for tonight’s Game 4, and the fine is equal to 1/110th of Jones’ 2015-16 salary. Jones, who was signed prior to the Cavs’ regular-season finale (so he was on the team for one game), was paid about $8,800.
Jones told multiple reporters, including cleveland.com’s Chris Haynes, that his striking of Biyombo was unintentional and that he didn’t know what happened until after the fact. James told cleveland.com he would “take care” of Jones’ fine, though at the time he didn’t know the dollar amount. He’ll probably be able to find that $80 somewhere. Jones laughed and said James was “just a great guy, anyway.”
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say that an official decision from the league office on Draymond Green’s status for Game 4 is expected by day’s end Monday.