A flurry of news regarding the NBA was revealed on Monday morning, ranging from the shocking to the serious to the inevitable. Let’s get right to it.
The Phoenix Suns have reportedly fired GM Ryan McDonough, and former Blazer James Jones will be assuming a share of the role on an interim basis:
The Phoenix Suns have fired GM Ryan McDonough.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 8, 2018
Suns will now have GM role served by vice president of basketball operations James Jones and assistant GM Trevor Bukstein. https://t.co/OcQTYJWtyX— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 8, 2018
San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray has apparently suffered a torn ACL:
San Antonio guard Dejounte Murray has suffered a torn ACL and a recovery timeline will be given at a later date.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 8, 2018
Finally, the NBA has levied punishment for this weekend’s fracas involving J.R. Smith and Marcus Smart:
Boston’s Marcus Smart ($25K) and Cleveland's J.R. Smith ($15K) have been fined for altercation in Saturday’s game.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 8, 2018
The preseason continues this week before the regular season tips off next Tuesday night.