Grayson Allen Gets a Slap on the Wrist for Breaking Alex Caruso's

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Grayson Allen Gets a Slap on the Wrist for Breaking Alex Caruso’s

Chicago Bulls

The NBA announced on Sunday afternoon that Grayson Allen will be suspended ONE GAME without pay due to his nasty flagrant 2, which resulted in a broken wrist for Alex Caruso.

Bold, powerful stuff:

The Chicago Bulls’ fight for the East’s top spot will be in jeopardy thanks to the absence of their top defensive talent for likely two months. Meanwhile, the player who put the Bulls in that position will return to the floor this Friday. Am I surprised? No. The NBA likely views a one-game suspension as a big deal (which it’s not). But does it still feel stupidly unfair? Absolutely. Especially when you consider the player’s history.

Billy Donovan was informed of the news during his pre-game media availability in Orlando, and the head coach who blasted Allen on Friday night took the high road. He told reporters he spoke to the league, and the plan now is simply for the team to move forward.

As upset as I am at the whole situation, Donovan is right. There is nothing more the Bulls can do than put the episode behind them. Nothing other than time is going to fix Caruso’s wrist, and it’s up to Chicago to try to use this ridiculously unfortunate episode as motivation, especially when Milwaukee walks into the United Center on March 4th.

While I don’t believe it to be true, I can only hope Allen learned something from this episode. Mmm hmm.


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Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.