DENVER — The NBA has suspended Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo for Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors for a shoving incident in the regular-season finale.
The NBA also announced Wednesday that Ellington received a $20,000 fine for what the league said was escalating the incident by posting a threatening comment on social media after the game.
Campazzo will sit out when the Nuggets begin their series Saturday at Chase Center against the Warriors. He averaged 5.1 points, 3.4 assists and 18.2 minutes this season.
“It’s unfortunate,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said after practice. “Facu sent me a message the other day apologizing for what happened in that Laker game.”
“He’s definitely a guy that we could throw into any series and trust him,” Malone said. “Obviously, with the league’s ruling now that won’t be the case for Game 1.”