Chicago Bulls' Derrick Jones comments on elbowing Grayson Allen (VIDEO)

Jones committed a flagrant 1 foul against Allen.

by Dzevad Mesic
Chicago Bulls' Derrick Jones comments on elbowing Grayson Allen (VIDEO)

Chicago Bulls forward Derrick Jones Jr. insisted after the game he unintentionally elbowed Milwaukee Bucks' Grayson Allen. On January 21, Allen decked Bulls guard Alex Caruso and Caruso hasn't played since suffering a fractured right wrist.

A month-and-a-half later, the Bulls hosted the Bucks and Allen was booed every time he touched the ball. In the fourth quarter, Jones elbowed Allen and was called for a flagrant 1 foul. The crowd reacted with loud cheers but Joines insisted after the game he wasn't trying to pull off any type of revenge on Allen.

The Bulls failed to beat Bucks as the reigning champions claimed a 118-112 win in Chicago. "That's all that goes through my head," Jones said after the game, per ESPN.

. "I'm not a dirty player. Honestly, I talked to every ref that was there today. I didn't think that was a flagrant. They said I hit him in his head. I didn't even feel it. I just felt him bump my hip and fall. That's all I felt."

Jones insists he is not a dirty player

After Allen committed a flagrant 2 foul on Caruso, the NBA reacted by suspending Allen for one game.

The Bucks disagreed with the suspension and Allen insisted he wasn't a dirty player. Jones admitted he wasn't a fan of Allen's foul on Caruso but added he wasn't targeting Allen. "I ain't even tripping off that. It's basketball," Jones said.

"I want to get a stop as much as they want to get a stop on the other end. What happened in Milwaukee, we didn't like it. It's obvious we didn't like it. Nobody liked that. But, I mean, I'm not going to go out there and just try to take a man out.

"That's not who I am. If I get a foul in the process of trying to get a stop, then so be it. But I ain't [gonna] blatantly take that man out. He got a family to take care of. Why would I do that?"

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