Marcus Morris, Jae Crowder Fined, Elfrid Payton, Marko Guduric, Jaren Jackson Suspended

N.B.A. Suspends 3 Players Over Knicks-Grizzlies Squabble

Suspensions And Fines Were Handed Out For The Grizzlies-Knicks Scuffle

Memphis forward Jae Crowder and Knicks forward Marcus Morris were fined $25,000 and $35,000, respectively, the National Basketball Association announced on Thursday night.

"My comments were unnecessary and I wasn't even thinking when I was talking", he said in a brief statement, without taking questions. Morris later apologized, tweeting, "I apologize for using the term 'female tendencies, I have the upmost respect for women and everything they mean to us".

One would think the Knicks would want to trade Morris so they can get some draft picks in return. Dolan touted the Knicks' potential in a radio interview last spring, saying everything the team was hearing was that it was going to have a successful offseason.

Should Ntilikina miss the game, Miller will have to figure out who plays point guard for the second unit.

So the Knicks are in a hard situation, which will go on sale next Thursday. And like I said, it's a man's game and you just get exhausted of it, man.

Team President Steve Mills, who has not spoken to reporters, is unlikely to hold an unusual press conference to express his disappointment at the November 10 loss to Cleveland.

Without Payton in the lineup, interim head coach Mike Miller will have to rely on a pair of third-year point guards. Miller believes things are positive despite the desolation, such as his defense of Payton on Friday. "They love the game and the knicks". For what it's worth, Morris has said in the past he doesn't want to get traded and is built for NY. The incident was one of many on Wednesday night, joining a crystal clear "Sell the team!" chant that rang out inside Madison Square Garden and a severe lack of water in the visiting locker room showers that left the Grizzlies stunned.

"And that's probably what every team in the league does".

As usual, a lot of them are doing it better than the Knicks.

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