NBA Rumors and News for October 21, 2013

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Monday, October 21 Daily Trivia: For more than 40 years, which mascot has been entertaining Chicago Bulls fans? Answer below. Pistons could let Greg Monroe test restricted free agency Posted at 10:48 PM ET The Detroit Pistons will likely let Greg Monroe test restricted free agency next summer, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. Stein said the word out of Detroit is the 2010 No. 7 overall pick would likely be available in 2014. The Pistons just spent big money to sign

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Hawks suspend and fine Josh Smith

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Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith has been suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for conduct detrimental to the team. The team did not reveal what that conduct was, but the Atlanta Journal-Constitiution reported that Smith was thrown out of Tuesday’s practice. Hawks president Danny Ferry announced the suspension in a news release, saying, “Josh and I discussed the issue and he understood and accepted this course of action. We are confident that he will respond positively, learn from this experience

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Clippers’ Evans fined $25,000 for obscene gesture

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This has been a good week for obscene gestures, and the NBA’s coffers. On Wednesday, Orlando Magic forward Glen Davis was fined $35,000 by the NBA for flipping the bird toward heckling fans in Toronto. On Friday, it was Reggie Evans’ turn. Evans, the forward of the Los Angeles Clippers, was hit with a $25,000 fine for a middle-finger salute in a home win over New Orleans on Monday. Both Davis and Evans tried to make their vulgarity appear to be something else. Davis

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Big Baby Davis fined $35,000 for flip-off

Orlando Magic forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for making an obscene gesture. The fine was announced Wednesday and stems from Davis’ actions in Monday’s win at Toronto. Davis took a shot on the head from a Raptors player that drew blood. As he was checking his head for bleeding, fans at the Air Canada Centre began to heckle him. With blood on his fingertips, Davis raised his middle finger, then licked the blood off

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Rockets’ Patterson fined $25,000

Houston Rockets forward Patrick Patterson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday for public criticism of referees. The fine was announced by NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson. Patterson was fined for comments on his Twitter account. The 6-9 forward scored 13 points in Sunday’s 99-86 loss at Phoenix. He is averaging 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds this season.  

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