The Orlando Magic have been hit with multiple player suspensions for their roles in the scuffle that ensued during a game against the Detroit Pistons this week, per NBA.com.
11 players have been suspended altogether, but the Magic have been made to bear the brunt and wouldn’t even have enough men available to play their next game if everyone serves their suspensions at once. The NBA will allow the suspensions to be served in turns as a result.
Pistons guard Killian Hayes and Magic center Moritz Wagner were both slapped with multiple games while eight of Wagner’s Orlando teammates have been suspended for a game each after leaving their bench while the scuffle was taking place during Wednesday’s game.
Hayes will serve three games for striking Wagner in the back of the head and teammate Hamidou Diallo has also received a one-game suspension. Wagner will be out for two games.
Cole Anthony, R.J. Hampton, Gary Harris, Kevon Harris, Admiral Schofield, Franz Wagner, Mo Bamba, and Wendell Carter Jr. were all suspended for one game, with former Pistons star and executive Joe Dumars handing out the bans.
The altercation stemmed from Wagner’s hip-check on Hayes that sent him sprawling into the Detroit bench while they chased down a loose ball. Hayes struck the Magic center in the back of the head after getting up and it appears the blow left him knocked out for a few moments. The Magic squad would rush from their bench area to check on their teammate.
Anthony, Bamba, Carter, Hampton, and Gary Harris will serve their suspensions on Friday against the Washington Wizards, while Kevon Harris, Schofield, and Franz Wagner will be suspended for Orlando’s next game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 4.
The NBA is set to rake in a little over $500,000 in fines due to the 11 suspensions. Hayes will feel the biggest hit, as his will set him back around $121,000.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.