Clippers' Barnes Fined $25,000


NBA PR announced this afternoon that Clippers' forward Matt Barnes "has been fined $25,000 for kicking a water bottle into the stands and directing profane language at fans" late in the fourth quarter of the Clippers loss to Washington at the Verizon Center.

Don't count on Cousins and Wall joining forces in Washington


"Deserved or otherwise, he has to find a way to avoid those labels. That means not being incensed that someone would suggest he has anger issues, a suggestion that angered him in a predraft interview with the Washington Wizards, according to a person who spoke to both the Wizards and Cousins about the exchange."

Meet the Real DeMarcus Cousins: Strong-Willed, Maturing, Misunderstood - Bleacher Report

J.R. Smith suspended one game for hitting Glen Rice Jr. in the groin


New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been suspended one game without pay for striking Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. in the groin, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter of Washington’s 98-83 win over New York on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Madison Square Garden.

via NBA press release Here's the play, if you missed it last night. Also, just as a reminder, Rice Jr. was the one charged with the foul on the play.

Kevin Seraphin is still upset about last year's playoff loss


"We owe them. They came last year to Washington, beat us three times and basically took our playoffs away so we owe them. Now we got to get it, especially at home. That’s something we’re trying to establish right now. That’s our home now so nobody is going to come and beat us. If you’re going to beat us you’re going to have to leave some blood on the ground. So that’s what we’re trying to do."

Wizards’ Kevin Seraphin wants to beat the Pacers ‘really bad’ - Washington Post Granted, it won't be quite the same with Paul George on the shelf and Lance Stephenson in Charlotte, but a win at home against the Pacers would have a certain cathartic effect for Wizards fans. Also, it looks like Kevin Seraphin has been listening to Paul Pierce in the locker room.

Miami Heat Executive VP takes shot at Steve Buckhantz


"I don't know who Steve Buckhantz is. I don't give a crap who Steve Buckhantz is," he said. "I am happy to have him sit in our sound booth and see we don't pump in extra crowd noise. We don't have to."

The Miami Heat's VP has responded to Steve Buckhantz's claim that the Heat added canned crowd noise on Wednesday.

Jordan Crawford is living like a king in China


If there’s something to learn from Crawford’s thus far short-lived experience in Asia, it’s that he’s matured a great deal while making a lot of cash and breaking a bunch of ankles. Oh, he also lives in a castle.

Overlooked in NBA, Jordan Crawford shoots for Chinese legacy - Basketball Insiders

Voice of the Wizards, Glenn Consor, used to be a star player for Maccabi Haifa


As a scoring and rebounding point guard, [Glenn Consor] picked up the nickname "Magic," which Israeli fans chanted during games. Kids mobbed him for autographs; "I couldn’t leave my house when the schools were let out," he said.

Via DC Sports Bog.

KD and Wall watching Skins together in Snyder's suite


"Noteworthy attendees at FedExField today ..@John_Wall , @KDTrey5 in Dan Snyder's suite..."

Noteworthy attendees at FedExField today ..@John_Wall , @KDTrey5 in Dan Snyder's suite, & A.J Smith is back. Haven't seen him in two weeks

— ESPN 980 (@ESPNRadio980) September 14, 2014

Woj Bomb: Wall and Beal cut from USAMNT


USA Basketball cut Washington's John Wall, Bradley Beal and Atlanta's Paul Millsap today, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Woj Twitter

Wiz next play Thursday


They've earned the No. 4 seed in the Summer League tournament and will face the winner of the Clippers-Heat game Thursday at 8 p.m. ET

Press release.