The Sacramento Kings are making a decent contribution to the NBA’s fine reserves this season. Guard Aaron Brooks became the latest Sacramento Kings player to land in hot waters NBA after he was fined $25,000 for an outburst of frustrations following a Saturday’s road loss to the Utah Jazz.
NBA executive president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced the fine imposed on Aaron Brooks.
In their first home-and-home series with the Utah Jazz this season, the Sacramento Kings were 97-85 on the 6 minute mark in the game but things turned down hill form there. The Sacramento Kings blew a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter, shooting 1-of-9 with and producing three turnovers in the final moments that ultimately resulted in Friday’s loss to the Utah Jazz.
With the score tied at 102-102, Aaron Brooks had a turnover and lost possession of the ball with 14.9 seconds remaining in the game. Aaron Brooks drove left on Utah Jazz guard Jamaal Tinsley, who was credited with a steal on the play. However, Aaron Brooks clearly believed he was fouled by Jamal Tinsley and argued with the officials over a potential missed call.
Utah Jazz won the game on the final possession owing to a jump shot by Gordon Hayward with just 4.5 seconds remaining. Following the loss, Aaron Brooks threw his mouth piece into the stands, frustrated with letting a clear win slip through their fingers.
However, the Sacramento Kings struck back the following night claiming a 108-97 home win over the Utah Jazz.
Two other Sacramento Kings players have been disciplined by the NBA this month. Sacramento Kings forward Thomas Robinson landed a two game suspension following a flagrant foul on Detroit Piston’s Jonas Jerebko . Sacramento Kings center Demarcus Cousins was also suspended for two games following a postgame confrontation with confront San Antonio television analyst Sean Elliott while still suited-up in team gear.
In Sacramento Kings’ injury report – guard Marcus Thornton exited practice with a strained right quadriceps and is awaiting further evaluation to determine his status for Tuesday night’s face-off with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Meanwhile Sacramento Kings forward-center Chuck Hayes also exited practice early after being poked in the left eye. Chuck Hayes had previously received stitches close to his right eye after a head-to-head collision with teammate Jason Thompson during Wednesday’s 113-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.