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February 25, 2015 Updates
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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

February 9, 2015 Updates

Ian Begley: Not that you need me to confirm what Adam Silver's already said, but I am told that James Dolan will not face NBA discipline for his email. Sources say Dolan wasn't fined because his email wasn't vulgar & didn't broach subjects that may cause the NBA to act such as race, gender. Twitter @IanBegley

February 8, 2015 Updates

Cuban was asked what he thought about the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul getting fined $25,000 for criticizing rookie official Lauren Holtkamp. “I’m just glad someone else is getting fined about the refs, other than me,” he said. Dallas Morning News

Turning serious, he said: “Guys respond to calls. I don’t think anybody cares about the gender. They can be Martians for all I care. I just want the best refs we can get.” Asked if he thought Paul was out of line, Cuban said: “I’d be kind of hypocritical if I judged somebody who made a comment in the heat of the moment about officiating. I’m not going to judge the message he was trying to communicate.” Dallas Morning News

February 7, 2015 Updates

Sam Amick: Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins has been suspended one game for initiating contact with Tyreke Evans of the Pelicans last night, per NBA Twitter @sam_amick

Sam Amick: Perkins essentially head butted Evans. He has to sit 1 game without pay. That hurts considering the Thunder host Clippers tomorrow night. Twitter @sam_amick

The NBA on Saturday fined Paul $25,000 for "public criticism of officiating." "Any suggestion that Chris Paul would ever conduct himself in a disrespectful manner towards women is utterly ridiculous, outrageous and patently false," Roberts, who was elected to her position in late July, said in a statement. "His personal management team, which includes several accomplished women who play a major role in virtually all of his business affairs is, alone, evidence of that fact. USA Today Sports

"The Players Association is a strong Exhibit B. Anyone paying attention is aware that Chris and his Executive Committee colleagues were instrumental in making me the first woman Executive Director of a major men's professional sports union. Further, Chris and the Committee were nothing but wholly supportive of my recent hire of Chrysa Chin — a woman — as the NBPA's first ever Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development. Without hesitation, the Players Association stands firmly behind Chris, whose competitiveness may only be exceeded by the strength of his values and his convictions." USA Today Sports

February 6, 2015 Updates

If the league clears Sanders and says he is in compliance, then he will go back on the Bucks roster and another player would have to be released. But that does not mean Sanders would immediately return to the court. Point guard Jorge Gutierrez was signed to a 10-day contract on Jan. 28 and was able to fill Sanders' roster spot because Sanders already had served five games of the 10-game suspension. Friday is the final day of Gutierrez's 10-day deal. "We understand this is Jorge's 10th day," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said following the team shootaround Friday morning. "We'll go back and evaluate and see if we can do another 10-day. "There's a lot of things that have to take place before that, but we'll see." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

February 5, 2015 Updates

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