Bucks’ Budenholzer says Grayson Allen flagrant was unintentional

Milwaukee head coach Mike Budenholzer backed Grayson Allen amid a wave of public backlash against the Bucks guard for the Flagrant 2 foul he committed on Alex Caruso during Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls.

The foul, which featured Allen pulling Caruso out of the air with both hands on a dunk attempt, led to the Bulls guard falling and fracturing his right wrist, an injury which will require surgery and has a six to eight week re-evaluation timeline.

“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 told reporters in advance of a matchup against that Allen missed with a sore hip. “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 tough and there’s things that happen in the games that are unfortunate. I know that Caruso is gonna miss some time, and I feel for him. I don’t want that for any of our opponents, for anybody. But there’s nothing that was done intentional.

“Grayson’s been nothing but great for us. The way the guys feel about him, that’s how you know the most,…

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