As expected, the three players at the forefront of the scuffle that broke out in last night’s game between the Rockets and Lakers have received suspensions. Adrian Wojnarowski has reported (via Twitter) that Brandon Ingram will be suspended for four games, Rajon Rondo three games and that Chris Paul will sit for two games.
As a result of these suspensions, Ingram and Rondo will miss the Lakers’ upcoming games against the Spurs, Suns and Nuggets (with Ingram missing another contest against the Spurs later in the week). Meanwhile, Paul will sit out games against the Clippers and Jazz before returning to action.
Financially speaking, Bobby Marks of ESPN has reported (Twitter link) that Ingram will be fined $158,816 for his four game suspension, Rondo will be fined $186,207 for his three missed games and Paul will be fined $491,782 for the two games he will be suspended for. The suspension is based on total salary divided by 145
Marks also notes that the Rockets will receive a $245,891 credit (half of Paul’s fine) that will be applied to their luxury tax at the end of the season.
These suspensions were inevitable, as all three players played key roles in the back-and-forth late in the fourth quarter of last night’s game.