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Los Angeles Clippers forward PJ Tucker has been hit with a hefty $75,000 fine by the NBA after publicly expressing his desire to be traded to another team due to limited playing time.

The NBA’s decision comes in response to Tucker’s comments reported during the week of February, where he openly stated his wish to join a team where he could have a more significant role on the court.

The 38-year-old veteran has found himself sidelined from the rotation since his arrival in the James Harden trade, leading to frustration and speculation about his future with the team.

Tucker’s contributions to the Clippers have been limited this season, averaging just 1.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game.