Grayson Allen Opened Up About Flagrant 2 Foul He Committed on Alex Caruso, Who Fractured His Wrist and Will Undergo Surgery

Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen committed a Flagrant 2 foul on Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso on January 21 and was ejected from the game. Caruso fractured his right wrist after falling on the floor hard and will undergo surgery. The one-time champion is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Allen has a history of making dirty plays dating back to his college days at Duke. The Bulls are furious at the Florida native, who didn’t check to see if Caruso was all right after the hard foul. The NBA has suspended Allen one game for “unnecessary and excessive contact” that resulted in “substantial injury.”

It won’t make Caruso or Bulls fans less angry, but Allen addressed the Flagrant 2 foul he committed with a string of messages in his Discord server a day after the Bulls-Bucks game and said the play was “very unfortunate.”

Grayson Allen on Alex Caruso foul: “It was very unfortunate how it played out”

Allen wrote about his foul on Caruso and said he wouldn’t have made that play had he known the Bulls guard would have fallen that badly.

“It was very unfortunate how it played out,” Allen wrote. “I jumped to block it with my left and as I’m spinning went to grab the ball with my right hand not throw him down. It was a really hard fall and I’m glad he’s okay. If I could do the play over again knowing he’d fall like that I wouldn’t make the play.”

Allen’s first Discord message was timestamped at 2:42 p.m. CT on January 22. The Bulls announced Caruso’s fractured wrist diagnosis at 2:43 p.m. CT, so it’s unclear if Allen knew Caruso got seriously injured.

After Allen fouled Caruso, the ESPN cameras showed him smiling near the Bucks’ bench. Former NBA small forward Richard Jefferson, who works for ESPN now, tweeted Allen “giggling” was “pretty on brand.” The polarizing Bucks guard addressed that as well in his Discord server.

Grayson Allen: “I wasn’t laughing at the foul”

Allen fired back at Jefferson by writing that he wasn’t laughing at the Caruso play. The 26-year-old wrote that one of his teammates made a joke on the bench.

“I stood at half court watching till he got up [to] see if he was okay,” Allen wrote. “Then when I was back by our bench a teammate made a joke and I laughed. I wasn’t laughing at the foul.”

Bucks stars Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday have publicly backed Allen since the play. It’s unknown if Caruso or the Bulls have seen Allen’s messages on his Discord server, but their feelings likely haven’t changed from January 21.

Alex Caruso: “Dude just grabbed me out of the air”

Caruso and Bulls head coach Billy Donovan were upset at Allen following the Chicago-Milwaukee game. Thanks to Allen, the Bulls will be without their best defender for the foreseeable future.

“I was going to try to two-hand flush, a little dunk in transition. I didn’t really know what happened during the play, but afterward, looking at it, I mean, dude just grabbed me out of the air,” Caruso said. “It’s kind of bullsh*t. I don’t know what else you can do about it.”

Caruso will be¬†reassessed¬†in mid-to-late March. It will be interesting to see how the Bulls play while the former Los Angeles Lakers star is out. Meanwhile, Chicago and Milwaukee face each other again on March 4 at the United Center. Some Bulls fans want their players to “get back” at Allen, but Donovan isn’t “a real big believer in that stuff.”

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