The league punished Allen, who was ejected from the Bucks’ 94-90 victory over the Bulls on Friday night after receiving the flagrant 2 foul, for what they deemed was “unnecessary and excessive contact” according to a news release. Allen will serve his suspension during the Bucks next game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Caruso is scheduled to have wrist surgery on Monday that will sideline him for six to eight weeks.
“Nothing is changing 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,” Bulls coach Billy Donovan said during a video conference before Sunday’s game against the Orlando Magic. “That’s really the only thing we have control over. “I feel bad for Alex that he’s going to be out this long more so than anything else.”
Friday was the first time this season Allen, who is in his first season with the Bucks, has been called for a flagrant foul and only the second time in his NBA career. In 2019, he was ejected from a Summer League game for picking up two flagrant fouls within seconds of each other.
The suspension will cost Allen his $27,963 game check, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.
Although the Bulls are poised to be without Caruso and Lonzo Ball, who is scheduled to undergo knee surgery this week, they could be getting some reinforcements back soon. Zach LaVine and Javonte Green are both expected to meet the team on Monday in Oklahoma City. Donovan said there is “a chance” both players are available to play.
“Provided everything goes well,” Donovan said. “We’ll see where they’re at physically.”