The NBA has already decided on what sanction they will give Nick Young, D’Angelo Russell and Greg Monroe following the scuffle they were involved in last Friday during the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks.
All three have been issued a fine by the league office, with the Bucks center receiving the steepest one at $35,000 for the shove he made. Young, on the other hand, was slapped with $25,000 and Russell with $15,000, respectively.
Here's the incident for which Nick Young ($25k), D'Angelo Russell ($15k) and Greg Monroe ($35k) were fined. https://t.co/fiw7htXuKI
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 19, 2017
The incident happened with 36 seconds left in the third quarter after Malcolm Brogdon gave a hard foul to the driving Lakers shooting guard. That resulted to Young shoving him and Monroe retaliating in his teammate’s defense and Russell interfering. All three got ejected in the game that the Bucks won, 107-103.
Both teams can consider themselves lucky not to have any of their players suspended. The Bucks need all the help they can get as they are currently battling for a playoff berth in the East and Monroe has been a big part of their rotation. The Lakers, who have the second-worst record in the league are doing their best to finish the campaign on a high note and bring some momentum on their side for next season.