NBA fines Mississauga’s Dillon Brooks $25,000 for reckless hit in debut game with Houston Rockets

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Published October 13, 2023 at 8:45 am

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Houston Rockets' Dillon Brooks poses for a photograph during an NBA basketball media day Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, in Houston. The NBA has fined Brooks US$25,000 for recklessly making contact with Indiana Pacers centre Daniel Theis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David J. Phillip

Houston Rockets guard-forward and Mississauga’s own Dillon Brooks has been fined $25,000 in American dollars for recklessly making contact with Indiana Pacers centre Daniel Theis.

Brooks was assessed a flagrant-2 foul and ejected from the game four and a half minutes into the Rockets’ 122-103 pre-season win over visiting Indiana on Tuesday (Oct. 10) when he hit Theis in the groin area.

The Mississauga native was making his Rockets debut after signing a four-year, US$86-million deal with the team in the off-season.

Brooks plays a physical game that often gets him into foul trouble.

He racked up 44 technical fouls in the last three seasons while playing with the Memphis Grizzlies.

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