TORONTO - Joey Dorsey still doesn’t know what his one-game suspension will cost him, but he does know it won’t change the way he plays.
Asked if he was surprised by the one-game suspension he got from the league on Thursday, Dorsey replied, “Yeah, a little bit, but that’s how I play.”
Dorsey earns his money playing tough, physical basketball and that’s all he was doing when he tried to box out Brian Scalabrine in the final seconds of Tuesday’s loss in Chicago. On the replay it looks like Dorsey is trying to take Scalabrine’s head off, but that was not the intent.
“I was just trying to box him out,” Dorsey said. “He got out of the way. It was not intentional.”
Dorsey has not seen a replay of the foul, but friends have told him that if he did connect with Scalabrine, the former Celtic would not have got up.
As for the financial ramifications of his one-game suspension, Dorsey would rather remain in the dark.
“I don’t want to find out,” Dorsey said. “Just take it our of my cheque. I don’t even want to want to see it.”
Scalabrine and the Bulls visit Toronto on Wednesday in the Raps’ next-to-last exhibition game.