Allen will serve his suspension during Wednesday’s road game vs. the Cavaliers.
Grayson Allen draws a flagrant 2 for a HARD foul on Alex Caruso pic.twitter.com/NjCJEzo7zu
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Caruso suffered a fracture wrist as a result of the play and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.
Caruso’s agent, Greg Lawrence, called the foul a “cheap shot” in a statement to ESPN.
“I expect the league will take into consideration not only what was a dangerous, unnecessary, and dirty play on Alex Caruso that caused this significant injury, but also the offending players’ own history,” Lawrence told ESPN. “This was a cheap shot on an airborne, defenseless player that resulted in a broken bone that will need to be surgically repaired and will cause Alex to miss at least two months of the season.”
Caruso was none too pleased himself.
“Dude just grabbed me out of the air,” Caruso told reporters. “It’s kind of bulls—. I don’t know what else you can do about it. I’m just glad that I didn’t have any major scary injuries right away.”
Bulls coach Billy Donovan also referred to it as a dangerous play.
“For Alex to be in the air and for [Allen] to take him down like that, he could’ve ended his career,” Donovan said. “He has a history of this. That to me was really — it was really dangerous. I hope the league takes a hard look at something like that because that could have really, really seriously hurt him.”