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Grizzlies' Matt Barnes fined for comments on violence

POSTED: Jan 17, 2016 1:21 PM ET

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— Memphis Grizzlies' forward Matt Barnes has been fined $35,000 for inappropriate public comments that are detrimental to the best interests of the NBA, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

"Matt Barnes' comments condoning violence do not reflect who we are as a league or the character of our players," said VanDeWeghe. "His words are unacceptable and entirely inconsistent with the core principles of this game and the NBA."