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NBA fines Monroe, Young, Russell for skirmish between Lakers and Bucks


Greg Monroe, Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell are paying the price for their involvement in the skirmish between the Lakers and Bucks on Friday night.
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The NBA announced Sunday it has fined Monroe ($35,000), Young ($25,000) and Russell ($15,000) for their roles in the incident late in the third quarter of the Bucks’ 107-103 win against the Lakers at Staples Center. Young sparked the incident when he shoved Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon. Monroe immediately stepped in and shoved Young, and Russell then became involved.

D’Angelo only responded after Monroe had grabbed Nick by the neck and thrown him, Walton said, via the Associated Press. So if D’Angelo didn’t push him, I would have been (mad) at D’Angelo. He did the right thing. So for the NBA to say that the two of them did the same thing and just canceled each other out is absolute crap to me.

For now, at least. The Knicks will go into Thursday looking to push veterans onto the rest of the league, hoping to bring back draft picks. But the contracts given last summer to guys like Courtney Lee (four years, $50 million) and Joakim Noah (four years, $72 million) are proving to be difficult to move. The possibility of dealing Derrick Rose for Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio emerged on Tuesday, but that would lock the Knicks into the remaining two years and $29 million of Rubio’s contract. By dawn on Thursday, Rose looked bound to stay in New York.

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