Cavaliers’ Isaiah Thomas Fined $20,000 For Clotheslining Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas was fined $20,000 for clotheslining Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins in the third quarter of a 28-point loss Monday. Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’s executive vice president for basketball operations, announced the fine Wednesday. Thomas was issued a flagrant-two foul for the play — which came with 6:47 left in the third quarter — drawing an automatic ejection. He apologized to Wiggins for striking him in the jaw/neck area, and said after the game that he was trying to go for the steal. Thomas has also picked up three technical fouls already (in only three games played), costing him $2,000 per foul.

Cavs' Isaiah Thomas fined $20K for clothesline on T'Wolves' Andrew Wiggins