Thunder star Russell Westbrook to serve mandatory 1-game suspension after 16th technical foul

first_imgWestbrook seemed unhappy with the officiating and bumped Warriors guard Klay Thompson in frustration.League rules state that any player with 16 technical fouls in a season must be suspended for one game without pay. Westbrook would then receive additional one-game suspensions for every two technical fouls he is accessed after his 16th.Westbrook could also face a $5,000 fine, according to an ESPN report. But that’s small change compared to the $245,891 in salary he will lose for the suspension. Russell Westbrook will serve a mandatory one-game suspension on Monday, the NBA announced on Sunday.The Thunder star received his 16th technical foul of the season in a 110-88 loss to Golden State on Saturday. The Thunder have lost their last two games and have a chance to get back on track against the Heat on Monday, without one key piece at their disposal.last_img

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