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NBA Fines Durant And Westbrook But No Suspensions

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterThunder fans (not to mention the team) can breathe a bit easier going into Monday’s Game 5 with the Dallas Mavericks, the NBA decided to merely fine Kevin Durant instead of suspending him for his flagrant 2 foul on Justin Anderson.The league is also docking Russell Westbrook some cash for cursing at (or at least in the direction of) a Mavs fan or fans...
Via InsideThunder.com
6 days ago

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant fined for actions during Game 4

The NBA announced Sunday afternoon that Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant were both fined for seperate actions during Game 4 Saturday evening. Here's the full release from the NBA: NEW YORK, April 24, 2016 - Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and forward Kevin Durant have each been fined for separate violations, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe...
Via SportsDay
6 days ago

NBA Expected To Make Rule Change On Hack-A-Shaq

The NBA is planning on making rule changes to reduce the Hack-a-Shaq strategy. DeAndre Jordan, Andre Drummond and Dwight Howard were victims of the strategy this season. “It’s not unanimous, but there’s clearly an emerging consensus that we need to address the situation,” Adam Silver said in a meeting with the Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday afternoon at the league’s...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons coach Van Gundy fined for critcizing refs

NEW YORK (AP) Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating, it was announced Monday by NBA executive vice president Kiki VanDeWeghe.Van Gundy made his comments in a live television interview during the Pistons' 106-101 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons coach Van Gundy fined for comments

NEW YORK (AP) Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating, it was announced Monday by NBA executive vice president Kiki VanDeWeghe. Van Gundy made his comments in a live television interview during the Pistons' 106-101 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft 2016: Heat's first round pick owed to the Sixers falls to No. 24 after tiebreaker

Philadelphia almost got their hands on a much higher draft pick last year but will settle for the No. 24 pick. That pesky first round pick that the Miami Heat owes to the Philadelphia 76ers will be the No. 24 in the 2016 NBA Draft. Miami may not have their first round pick this year, but it could have cost them a chance of drafting Justise Winslow or another coveted rookie last...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
15 days ago

Lillard Finishes A Season Of Milestones In Finale Victory Versus Nuggets

PORTLAND — The Trail Blazers were locked into the fifth seed and a first round matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers by time Wednesday night’s game versus the Denver Nuggets tipped off, making the regular season finale at the Moda Center a rather low stakes affair. “Tonight was more about us just having our minds right,” said Damian Lillard. “Coming in and preparing...
Via Forward Center
17 days ago

Former NBA player, coach and GM Vince Boryla dies at 89

DENVER (AP) Vince Boryla, a former player, coach and general manager in the NBA, died Sunday. He was 89. The death was confirmed by the Denver Nuggets and the University of Denver, where he's a member of the school's Hall of Fame. Boryla played five seasons for the New York Knicks in the 1950s before later taking over as their coach for three seasons. While a general manager...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Knight's strong finish lifts Suns over Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- Brandon Knight scored nine of his 22 points in the fourth quarter after Phoenix nearly blew a 19-point lead, and the Suns hung on for a 95-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Knight, who recorded his first NBA triple-double with a career-high 15 assists against the Lakers in the Suns' 120 -101 win on Nov. 16, finished the game with four free throws...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Smart junk-grab costs him $15K

The NBA today announced a $15,000 fine for Marcus Smart due to an obscene gesture. Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 1:49 remaining in the third quarter of the Celtics’ 105-104 win over the New York Knicks...
Via Red's Army
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

76ers' Grant fined for throwing water bottle into stands

NEW YORK (AP) Philadelphia 76ers forward Jerami Grant has been fined $10,000 for throwing a water bottle into the stands. The fine was announced on Thursday by NBA executive Kiki VanDeWeghe. Grant threw the water bottle into the stands with 8:44 remaining in Philadelphia's 116-108 loss at the Washington Wizards on Monday. Grant, a second-year player from Syracuse, is averaging...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Heat's Hassan Whiteside suspended one game by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) -- Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has been suspended one game without pay for his elbow to the head of San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic.The punishment was announced Thursday by NBA executive Kiki VanDeWeghe.Whiteside will serve his suspension Feb. 19 when Miami plays the Hawks in Atlanta.He was ejected with 9:35 left in the Spurs' 119-101 win at Miami on...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Heat's Hassan Whiteside banned a game for throwing elbow

NEW YORK (AP) Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has been suspended one game without pay for his elbow to the head of San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic. The punishment was announced Thursday by NBA executive Kiki VanDeWeghe. Whiteside will serve his suspension Feb. 19 when Miami plays the Hawks in Atlanta. He was ejected with 9:35 left in the Spurs' 119-101 win at Miami...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA makes a change to the Hack-a-Shaq rule

NEW YORK -- NBA teams need to keep Hack-a-Shaq on the court, not the sideline.The league sent a memo to teams and referees Tuesday clarifying that intentionally fouling a player inbounding the ball will be a delay of game violation -- and possibly a technical foul.The memo, sent from league executives Kiki Vandeweghe and Mike Bantom and obtained by The Associated Press, comes in...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA to teams: No Hack-a-Shaq on inbounds passer

NEW YORK (AP) NBA teams need to keep Hack-a-Shaq on the court, not the sideline. The league sent a memo to teams and referees Tuesday clarifying that intentionally fouling a player inbounding the ball will be a delay of game violation - and possibly a technical foul. The memo, sent from league executives Kiki Vandeweghe and Mike Bantom and obtained by The Associated Press, comes...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the NBA's Top 25 all-time leaders in free throw percentage

Can you name the Top 25 career leaders in free throw percentage in the NBA?
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name these NBA father-son combinations

There have been several father-son duos who have played in the NBA. Below are 40 more notable ones. How many can you name? Father's first name is given as a clue.
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA fines Grizzlies' Barnes $35K for inappropriate comments

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA has fined Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes $35,000 for making ''inappropriate public comments'' condoning violence. The fine was announced Sunday, a day after Memphis beat the Knicks 103-95 in the teams' first meeting since the league suspended Barnes for two games for fighting with New York coach Derek Fisher in October. NBA vice president for basketball...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson fined $25,000 by NBA for profane remark to fan

Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for “directing inappropriate language toward a fan” during a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder last week, per an announcement on the league’s website Tuesday from Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. Jackson was making his way to the bench when he appeared to react unkindly...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks' Budenholzer fined $25,00 for contact with official

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been fined $25,000 for making incidental contact with an official. The fine, announced on Monday by NBA vice president for basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe, followed Budenholzer's technical foul and ejection from Saturday's 109-97 loss at the Cleveland Cavaliers. Budenholzer was given a technical for arguing a call. He...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Replay Center Refs To Help Determine Certain Outcomes

The NBA announced that the league's Board of Governors has unanimously approved modifications to the instant-replay process for NBA games, beginning with the 2015-16 season. This season, in addition to the three referees working each game, current NBA referees will be staffed in the Replay Center, making decisions on certain replay situations and facilitating the on-the-court review...
Via RealGM
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA to ease travel by lengthening duration of Finals

The NBA continued its quest to help alleviate the toll a burdensome travel schedule can have on the league’s players by announcing a revamped schedule format for the NBA Finals. The league will abandon the traditional Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday format and instead will ensure that there are two days off whenever teams travel between cities. The Finals will stick with the 2-2...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

CoCo causes a stir: American tennis player gives first mid-match interview

It’s been a productive year for American professional tennis player CoCo Vandeweghe. The 23-year-old reached her first major-tournament quarterfinal two months ago at Wimbledon, getting a taste of Centre Court against Maria Sharapova. Vandeweghe’s powerful serve — one of the most imposing on the WTA Tour — can allow her to dictate points and gain leverage with that shot more...
Via Awful Announcing
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

VanDeWeghe promoted to NBA executive vice president

Kiki VanDeWeghe has been promoted to executive vice president of basketball operations for the NBA. The league announced the move on Tuesday. VanDeWeghe had been serving as senior vice president of basketball operations. He joined the league office in 2013 after working as general manager with the New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver calls VanDeWeghe ...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA To Experiment With Tracking ‘Hustle Stats’ In Summer League

LAS VEGAS — Diving for loose balls, getting a hand in passing lanes for a deflection, being close enough to contest a shot, or sacrificing the body and taking a charge. For years, they’ve been called intangibles. The NBA is about to try to make them tangible. All 67 games in the NBA summer league at Las Vegas will have so-called ‘‘hustle stats’’ officially tracked, a...
Via NESN.com
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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