NBA Notebook: Nets work trades with Bulls, Pelicans

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NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets acquired guard Marquis Teague from Chicago for Toko Shengalia on Saturday, and also sent guard Tyshawn Taylor to New Orleans in a separate move, a person with knowledge of the deals said.

The trades, first reported by Yahoo Sports, open up a roster spot for the Nets, who sent cash along with Taylor to the Pelicans for a future draft pick.

It also gives Brooklyn another option at point guard, where Deron Williams has been sitting out with ankle problems. But Teague had appeared in just 19 games for the Bulls, even though they were in need of a point guard after Derrick Rose was lost for the season. Teague was averaging 2.4 points and shooting 24 percent from the field.

Teague was taken by Chicago with the No. 29 pick in the 2012 draft after one season at Kentucky.

"Marquis is a good, young player. He's had some good moments. He's had some moments that he can obviously do better, but that's to be expected," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "When you come into this league as young as he is, that's what you're going to get. He's much further along today than he was when he was first drafted. He's done a good job overall."

Shengalia and Taylor both spent part of the season in the NBA Development League.

NBA fines Cuban $100,00 for yelling at referees

NEW YORK -- The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $100,000 for confronting referees and using inappropriate language toward them.

Cuban confirmed the fine on his Twitter feed, saying he couldn't let Commissioner David Stern leave without a proper farewell.

Cuban went onto the court and yelled at the officials after the Mavericks blew a 17-point lead in the final 5 minutes of a 129-127 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

He tweeted that he would donate an equal amount to charity once he reached 2 million followers, which he is about to reach.

Cuban has been fined more than $1.5 million by the league.

Pacers' David West ejected for flagrant foul versus Clippers

INDIANAPOLIS -- Pacers power forward David West was ejected at halftime Saturday night after officials called a flagrant 2 foul on the final play of the half against the Los Angeles Clippers.

West was 2-of-4 from the field with four points and two rebounds. Indiana led 57-41.

Replays showed West's elbow appearing to hit the head of All-Star Blake Griffin after Griffin stole an inbound pass and missed a layup. West then bumped into DeAndre Jordan as the two were walking toward their own benches after the buzzer sounded.

The officials then huddled around the monitor at center court and made a decision that drew boos from the crowd.

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