D’Angelo Russell gets technical foul for clapping on bench (Video)
D’Angelo Russell managed to get a technical foul while wearing street clothes during the Nets’ game against the Knicks.
During the third quarter of Monday’s game, Russell, who is recovering from a knee injury, earned himself a technical foul while sitting on the bench in jeans and a blazer. While Enes Kanter was at the free-throw line, Russell clapped his hands in the direction of referee Brian Forte, who assessed the foul.
D'Angelo Russell got a tech while sitting on the bench pic.twitter.com/oYWXM4dz4H
— MeanMug Sports (@MeanMugSports) January 16, 2018
The ensuing free-throw by Courtney Lee tied a Knicks record for consecutive made free-throws.
Tech on Nets' D'Angelo Russell on the bench – and Courtney Lee to the line: for the record. Ties Chris Duhon for Knicks' record of 44 straight FTs.
— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) January 15, 2018
Russell, in his first season with the Nets, underwent knee surgery in November. No timetable has been set for Russell’s return, although he did practice with the team’s G League affiliate on Monday. In 12 games this season, Russell averaged 20.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists.