Cavaliers Indefinitely Suspend Andrew Bynum

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Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum was suspended indefinitely Saturday morning for “conduct detrimental to the team.” The announcement was made by Cavs GM Chris Grant in a news release that also said Bynum did not travel with the team Friday night for Saturday afternoon’s game at Boston. Bynum will not participate in any team activities until further notice. The timing of the suspension could dramatically impact Cleveland’s payroll. Bynum signed a two-year, $24.5 million contract with the Cavaliers in the offseason, but “only”

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Knicks’ J.R. Smith suspended 5 games

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New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been suspended five games by the NBA for violating the anti-drug program. The NBA made the announcement Friday, continuing a string of off-court news for Smith, the reigning Sixth Man Award winner. Two days after winning the Sixth Man Award, Smith was suspended one game for elbowing Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. Upon his return, he shot just 29 percent (34-of-117) – including 13-of-50 from 3-point range

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Tweet of the Day: Gerald Henderson Astounded By A-Rod Suspension

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The longest suspension ever levied by the NBA league office to a single player was 86 total games—73 regular season and 13 playoff games. The penalty paid by then Indiana Pacers small forward Ron Artest (now known as Metta World Peace) for his involvement in the worst in-arena brawl to occur in basketball history. That suspension pales in comparison to penalty issued to New York Yankees’ third basemen Alex Rodriguez on Monday. As Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson noted, it is quite a

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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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Kings reinstate DeMarcus Cousins

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Apparently, “indefinitely” is a euphemism for “one game.” Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, who was suspended indefinitely by the team Saturday, was reinstated Monday after missing one game. The Kings announced the reinstatement. Cousins practiced with the team Monday. Cousins was suspended Saturday, one day after he had a profanity-laced argument with coach Keith Smart during  a loss to the Clippers and was ordered to remain in the locker room for the second half. It was the third suspension of the season for Cousins

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Grizzlies officially sign Gilbert Arenas

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Gilbert Arenas is back in the NBA, officially signing Tuesday with the Memphis Grizzlies. Released under the amnesty clause in December – and still due more than $60 million from the Orlando Magic – Arenas worked out for the Grizzlies on Monday. The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported that Arenas appeared slender and shot the ball well during the workout. The Grizzlies could use Arenas’ shooting ability as they are next to last in the NBA with 3.8 3-pointers per game. Arenas also can

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