Grayson Allen was quite popular while playing at Duke.
The Guardian was known as a dirty player during his 4 years working for the Blue Devils because of his many trippings and other mischief.
That history has followed him to the NBA, and while there have been incidents in the league, the severity of his arrogance has dwindled. However, on Friday night, Allen’s version of Duke returned.
Why was Grayson Allen dropped from the Bulls?
Allen was whistled for a rough foul on Alex Caruso during the third inning of the Bucks-Bulls match at the Milwaukee Fiserv Forum. He’s earned Flagger 2’s call and automatic disapproval.
There’s no denying it was a rough foul, especially when Caruso fell to the floor. Caruso injured his wrist while landing.
“You just hold me in the air. Bull kind,” Caruso said after the game.
Was it Allen’s reputation for unnecessary bodily touches when the umpires reviewed the play? We will never know. Could it be a factor in the Bucks becoming Allen’s third team in four years in the NBA? We will never know.
One thing’s for sure: His reputation from college will always be lifted when he’s caught up in a league controversy.
Grayson Allen chuckles after getting 2 blunt words and being kicked out seems pretty brand-appropriate to him.
– Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) January 22, 2022
Bulls coach Billy Donovan also referred to Allen’s history in his post-match comments. He said the foul was “really, really bad” and “could have ended” Caruso’s career. Donovan is hoping the NBA takes a “hard look” at this play.