Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has defended Grayson Allen following the Flagrant-2 foul he dedicated on Alex Caruso on Friday night time.
Allen pulled Caruso out of the air with each fingers on a fastbreak dunk try, which led to the Bulls guard falling and fracturing his proper wrist. Caruso mentioned his wrist was “a little banged up” initially after the sport, however scans finally revealed the fracture.
The damage would require surgical procedure and Caruso is predicted to be sidelined for between six-to-eight weeks.
Prior to Saturday night time’s recreation in opposition to the Sacramento Kings, Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer defended his participant, insisting it was not a grimy play on his behalf.
“It’s something I’ve spent some of the day thinking about. I’m going to visit with Grayson for a lot of reasons, more to just check in on him and see how he’s doing,” Budenholzer mentioned. “I could just go on Grayson since he’s been here, and really since he’s been in the league. I think he’s been great for us. He’s competitive. He does a lot of things that are about winning. Our locker room loves him, I love him.
“Competition is hard and there’s issues that occur within the video games which are unlucky. I do know that Caruso is gonna miss a while, and I really feel for him. I don’t need that for any of our opponents, for anyone. But there’s nothing that was finished intentional.”
Bulls staff members, including head coach Billy Donovan were furious with Allen after the game, and called for the league to take a good look at the incident.
“For Alex to be within the air and for [Allen] to take him down like that, he may’ve ended his profession,” Donovan said. “He has a historical past of this. That to me was actually — it was actually harmful. I hope the league takes a tough have a look at one thing like that as a result of that would have actually, actually severely damage him.”
The Bulls and the Bucks subsequent face one another on Friday, March 4 in Chicago.