The NBA handed down suspensions for Friday night's fight between the Wizards and Warriors on Sunday afternoon, but Bradley Beal was not affected and Kelly Oubre, Jr. was not suspended either.
Beal was ejected from Friday's game for his role and Oubre was in the middle of the scrum that ensued.
Instead, the league gave both Markieff Morris and Carrick Felix a one-game ban without pay for leaving the bench to intervene. The NBA has strict rules about players stepping onto the court during confrontations.
Morris is already out as he recovers from sports hernia surgery. Felix has yet to appear in a game and is not in their regular rotation.
The Wizards have to consider this good news. The two players they currently count on most - Beal and Oubre - were not suspended while two players that weren't going to make an impact on Sunday against the Kings anyways received the harshest punishment.
Beal was, however, fined $50,000 and Oubre was docked $15,000. Draymond Green, who was also not suspended, received a $25,000 fine.
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On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Travis Thomas went in-depth on the upcoming NBA Trade Deadline. What do the Wizards need? What can they trade? Which players should they target?
All of that is covered, plus a look back at recent deadline deals the Wizards have made. Chase and Travis also go around the NBA to look at the biggest trade rumors, plus why the DeMarcus Cousins ship has likely sailed.
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For months it seemed like the Los Angeles Clippers trading All-NBA center DeAndre Jordan was a foregone conclusion, as he's on an expiring deal and while their season had gone awry. But now it is not quite that simple with just over two weeks remaining before the Feb. 8 NBA trade deadline.
The Clippers are actually in the playoff hunt now after winning 12 of their last 17 games. They were 11-18 before that stretch but now sit 23-23 and ninth in the West, one spot out of the playoffs. Considering they are doing all of this without Patrick Beverley and Danilo Gallinari, and the Clippers' future doesn't seem too bad.
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There is also not a strong market for Jordan at this point. On Monday, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported the Portland Trail Blazers have expressed interest, but that no significant offers have been made.
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The Clippers will have a more difficult decision to make than many thought they would. Do they attempt to re-sign Jordan this offseason in hopes of building off their surprising success, or do they trade him within the next several weeks to build for the future?
Jordan, 29, is having another strong season with 11.8 points, 14.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game. His age is a consideration, as any team that signs him next will be on the hook for his early 30s. Jordan's game is predicated on playing above the rim and that may not age well.
Jordan was long considered one of the biggest names to be available at this year's deadline and the Clippers are still listening to offers, but the reasons for them to not trade him are starting to add up.
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