Rockets’ Brooks fined $25K for ‘reckless’ contact with Pacers’ Theis

Rockets' Brooks fined $25K for 'reckless' contact with Pacers' Theis

Houston Rockets wing Dillon Brooks was fined $25,000 for “recklessly making contact with Indiana Pacers center Daniel Theis in the groin area,” the league announced Thursday.

The incident occurred less than five minutes into Tuesday’s preseason contest between the Rockets and Pacers.

Brooks hit Theis as he attempted to maneuver around the latter’s screen. The ex-Memphis Grizzlies player was assessed a flagrant-2 foul and tossed from the game.

Dillon Brooks was ejected from the Rockets’ preseason game 😅

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 11, 2023

Brooks was suspended one game last season for a similar incident involving Cleveland Cavaliers star Donovan Mitchell.

Houston signed Brooks to a four-year, $80-million contract over the summer. He’s projected to be the club’s starting small forward.

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