Bulls coach Billy Donovan did not mince phrases in his postgame response to Grayson Allen’s flagrant-2 foul on Alex Caruso final night time.
Allen was ejected within the third quarter of the Bulls 94–90 loss to the Bucks after throwing Caruso to the bottom throughout a fastbreak alternative. Caruso’s head appeared to bounce off the bottom; though the guard mentioned he solely got here away with a wrist damage.
Nonetheless, Donovan mentioned the NBA ought to look additional into the foul due to its harmful nature.
“To do this to a participant is simply actually mistaken,“ Donovan mentioned in his postgame press convention, per NBC 5 Chicago. “You might’ve actually jeopardized his profession in a number of methods. I don’t know what his response shall be to it.
“Perhaps he didn’t imply to do it. I don’t know. I simply know the play regarded actually, actually dangerous on a man that has a historical past of doing that every one the best way again into school. I hope the league takes a tough take a look at one thing like that. As a result of God forbid this man was in a stretcher going out of the constructing proper now. That may not be good.“
Whereas it was his first NBA ejection, Allen was ejected from a Summer time League sport in Might and has obtained a flagrant foul prior to now.
In the meantime, he additionally has a historical past of tripping gamers and different off-ball actions, together with his notorious hip-check in opposition to rival UNC whereas at Duke in 2019.
“For Alex to be within the air like that and for him to take him down like that, you can’ve ended his profession,” Donovan mentioned. “And [Allen] has a historical past of this. And that, to me, was actually harmful. I actually hope the league takes a tough at one thing like that as a result of they might’ve actually severely harm him.
“… For it to even be prolonged to a flagrant-2 and be thrown out of the sport, clearly the officers should’ve felt there was some intent there the best way [Allen] yanked him and snapped him to the ground and [Caruso’s] head bounced off the ground. So a very, actually harmful play.”
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