We regret to inform you that Grayson Allen is at it again.
The 2018 first-round pick got more attention for being a dirty player than he did for his basketball skills while at Duke, and that’s even carried over to the *NBA Summer League*. While most of these young players are trying to do everything they can to make a great impression on NBA organizations and land a job or carve out a better role, Allen is spending his time taking cheap shots at players.
This happened on *consecutive plays* during Thursday night’s Grizzlies-Celtics game in Las Vegas, and Allen was assessed a flagrant 1 foul for both plays, resulting in an automatic ejection.
ESPN’s Ryan Ruocco and Dan Dakich were very honest — and correct — with their feelings on Allen’s fouls and his history of being a dirty player.
The first flagrant foul came with 9:19 left in the fourth quarter, when Boston rookie Grant Williams set a screen on Allen, and Allen threw him to the ground.
While showing replays of the dirty foul, Ruocco said how it “mystifies [him] how anyone can defend what [Allen] does when it happens time and time again.”
Ruocco: I have to tell you Dan- it mystifies me how anyone can defend what he does when it happens time and time again with him.
Dakich: It’s just tiresome. It’s just tiresome. Let’s be honest. Duke defended him ad nauseam.
Ruocco: Oh my gosh, yes.
As the announcers were still talking about this, Allen took a cheap shot at Williams’ head while Williams went up for a layup on the very next play.
On the replays, Dakich kept saying to “Get [Allen] out of the game!” and Ruocco called Allen’s dirty plays “absurd.”
Dakich: Get him out of the game!
Ruocco: I mean, it’s absurd.
Dakich: Just get him out of this game, now!
Ruocco: He caught a decent amount of head. More head than I thought.
Dakich: I don’t think he was even swinging at the ball. I’m telling you… this infuriates me.
An official then ran over to tell the announcers that it was ruled a flagrant 1, again, and that Allen was ejected. Ruocco and Dakich continued to rip Allen as he was escorted out of the arena.
Ruocco: I mean, this is a really, really poor showing at Summer League for Grayson Allen.
Dakich: It’s ridiculous.
Pretty much, but don’t expect it to change. This is who he is.
The post ESPN announcers call out Grayson Allen’s bullshit while he picks up flagrant fouls on consecutive plays in NBA Summer League appeared first on Awful Announcing.