The referees issued the stiffest penalty they could, a flagrant 2 and ejection. But the league decided that wasn’t enough.
Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris has been fined $25,000 for kicking Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee in the groin, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident, for which Morris was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected, occurred with 2:08 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Wizards’ 123-113 win over the Nuggets on March 8 at Pepsi Center.
In addition to the penalty now, Morris is on notice. Another flagrant foul would trigger an automatic suspension.