Kings coach Walton upset with Valanciunas after Metu’s wrist injury: That was a dangerous play

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Antigoni Zachari

17/Feb/21 16:42

Kings Chimezie Metu fractured his wrist after a dunk over Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas

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Sacramento Kings forward Chimezie Metu will miss the next several weeks with a broken wrist, after a dunk over Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas, per Yahoo’s Ryan Young.

Metu got tangled up with the Lithuanian big man after his dunk and while hanging on the rim, while at the same time Valanciunas was seen grabbing Metu’s legs and throw him off his shoulders down on the court.

With Metu’s estimated time of return to action to be further evaluated in the coming days, Kings coach Luke Walton slammed Valanciunas for this play.

“That was a dangerous play,” Walton said as adapted by Sacramento Bee. “He hooked him by the leg and tried to throw him down, so I don’t understand how it’s not, in what today’s NBA is, is not even considered a flagrant foul. I don’t see how that’s a basketball play.”

On the other end, Grizzles point guard Ja Morant stood up for Valanciunas: “He went a little overboard. He got the dunk, probably was excited. I felt like he wrapped his legs around [Valanciunas] and that’s a little disrespectful to a man”.