Sources: Jazz forward Trevor Booker suspended one game by NBA

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Yahoo Sports

The NBA has suspended Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker one game for taking a swing at Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert in a preseason game, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Booker will serve the suspension in the Jazz’s season-opening game against the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 28.

Booker spoke with the NBA on Wednesday about the incident, a source said.

Hibbert stormed into Booker’s personal space after Booker fouled a Lakers teammate in Tuesday night’s game and got chest to chest with him. Booker responded with an open-handed swing that grazed Hibbert’s face.

Booker was accessed two technical fouls and ejected.

Booker, who played nearly 20 minutes a game in 79 appearances last season, is a tough, physical presence for the Jazz.


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