Isaiah Thomas fined $20,000 for chop to Andrew Wiggins’ throat


This may be getting off light.

Cleveland’s Isaiah Thomas has been fined $20,000 for his clothesline of Andrew Wiggins, the league announced Wednesday.

Thomas didn’t argue his ejection Monday night after he chopped Minnesota’s Wiggins in the neck as Wiggins drove across the lane. It wasn’t an intentional clothesline — Thomas was swiping at the ball and missed — but the impact was the same.

Thomas came over to Wiggins while he was on the ground and gestured to Wiggins asking if he was okay before leaving the court. All that likely played into this being a fine instead of a suspension.