mike woodson

Mike Woodson

*Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has been fined by the NBA $25,000 for using profanity in a public place.

Ujiri’s tart tongue was on display at a public rally Saturday before the Raptors hosted the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of their first round playoff series when he shouted “f–k Brooklyn!” He later apologized.

The NBA announced the penalty Monday night and tonight the Raptors host the Nets in Game 2

*Unfortunately to no one’s surprise, Mike Woodson was fired as coach the New York Knicks on Monday after his team fell from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season.

Phil Jackson, in his first big move since becoming team president in March, said in a statement “the time has come for change throughout the franchise.”

After being picked as contenders in the East, the Knicks ended with dismal 37-45 season record.

*The Oakland Raiders have traded away the final player drafted by late owner Al Davis.

Oakland dealt quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday for a seventh-round pick in next month’s draft.

The Raiders fulfilled Pryor’s wish to be traded a day before the start of their offseason program. Pryor had asked to be dealt after the season when he lost his starting job to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, and the Raiders made the move after acquiring Matt Schaub from Houston to be the starter.