Grayson Allen of the Milwaukee Bucks suspended a game for foul on Alex Caruso of the Chicago Bulls

The NBA on Sunday suspended Grayson Allen of the Milwaukee Bucks for one game for his flagrant foul 2 on Alex Caruso that caused the Chicago Bulls goaltender to break his wrist.

The league punished Allen, who was ejected from the Bucks’ 94-90 victory over the Bulls on Friday night after receiving flagrant foul 2, for what it deemed to be “unnecessary and excessive contact,” according to a statement. Press. Allen will serve his suspension in the Bucks’ next game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Caruso is scheduled to undergo wrist surgery on Monday that will sideline him for six to eight weeks.

“Nothing changes from what happened the other night to where we are now, and the best thing we can do as a team is just move on,” said the Bulls coach Billy Donovan during a videoconference before Sunday’s game against the Orlando Magic. “It’s really the only thing we have control over. I feel bad for Alex that he’s going to be out for so long more than anything.”

Friday marked the first time this season that Allen, in his first season with the Bucks, was called for a flagrant foul and only the second time in his NBA career. In 2019, he was sent off from a Summer League match for committing two flagrant fouls within seconds of each other.

The suspension will cost Allen a game check of $27,963, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.

Although the Bulls are set to be without Caruso and Lonzo Ball, who are scheduled for knee surgery this week, they could soon pick up reinforcements after injuries. Zach LaVine (knee) and Javonte Green (groin) are both scheduled to meet the team Monday in Oklahoma City. Donovan said there was “a chance” both players would be available to play.

“Maybe everything goes well,” Donovan said. “We’ll see where they are physically.”

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