Suns’ Kelly Oubre Jr. fined by NBA for inappropriate language

Oct 27, 2019, 2:45 PM | Updated: 9:00 pm
Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) reacts to a foul call during the third quarter of an NBA b...

Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) reacts to a foul call during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

On Sunday, the NBA announced Suns’ forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been fined $10,000 for inappropriate language directed toward an official during the team’s 108-107 overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday.

The announcement was made by Kiki VanDeWeghe, NBA EVP of basketball operations. The incident occurred after Oubre fouled out of the game just 23 seconds into overtime.

Before fouling-out, the 6-foot-7 forward led the Suns in scoring with 23 points. He also recorded eight rebounds and two assists.

Despite the loss, the Suns led the Nuggets in field goal percentage (39.5), three-point percentage (28.6), free throw percentage (96.9), rebounds (59) and assists (25).

However, they committed 35 personal fouls, turned the ball over 17 times and were blocked 12 times.

In the end, Oubre, Ricky Rubio and Aron Baynes fouled out of the game.

Penguin Air

Penguin Air


Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Phoenix Suns

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado (15) drives past Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) during ...
Kellan Olson

Phoenix Suns attempt to reset against Pelicans, new team at top of West

The Phoenix Suns are coming off their two worst losses of the season and will have to rebound against a team playing excellent basketball.
22 hours ago
Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul draws the offensive foul on Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) du...
Kellan Olson

Phoenix Suns embarrassed on home court by Boston Celtics in 27-point rout

The Phoenix Suns were playing great basketball through a few key injuries this season before back-to-back terrible losses in blowout fashion.
2 days ago
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives between Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) and cent...
Arizona Sports

Phoenix Suns face largest deficit of season in loss to Boston Celtics

The Phoenix Suns dropped their home battle with the Boston Celtics after trailing by 27 points at halftime.
2 days ago
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns passes the ball against the Boston Celtics during the second ha...
Arizona Sports

Phoenix Suns GM James Jones stresses importance of Celtics matchup

The No. 1 seed in the Western Conference Phoenix Suns takes on the top seed in the east, the Boston Celtics, on Wednesday.
2 days ago
Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) drives as Minnesota Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell (0) defen...
Arizona Sports

Report: Chris Paul expects to return as Suns face NBA-best Celtics

Chris Paul has missed 14 games, while Torrey Craig has missed three for the Phoenix Suns, who host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.
2 days ago
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) drives against Phoenix Suns forward Josh Okogie (2) during ...
Kellan Olson

Phoenix Suns blitzed by Mavericks in Dallas again

The Phoenix Suns will eventually play a basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks that does not bring up terrible memories for their fans.
4 days ago
Suns’ Kelly Oubre Jr. fined by NBA for inappropriate language