Isaiah Thomas fined $20K for flagrant foul on Andrew Wiggins

Isaiah Thomas was ejected for striking Andrew Wiggins above the shoulders in the Timberwolves blowout win Monday over the Cavaliers.

Isaiah Thomas.   -  AP

Isaiah Thomas is going to get paid in the offseason when he will become a free agent, but before that his pocketbook is going to take a hit.

Thomas was fined $20,000 for his flagrant 2 foul on Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins in the Cavaliers' 127-99 loss Monday, the league announced on Wednesday.

The diminutive point guard struck Wiggins in the neck when the bigger man was driving to the basket. Thomas was assessed a common foul initially on the play.

Wiggins fell to the floor and Thomas went over to check on him and help him off the deck, but when officials reviewed the play they changed the call to a flagrant 2 foul and ejected the Cavaliers guard.

The Cavs have lost five of its last seven, but are 2-2 since Thomas returned to the starting lineup against the Trail Blazers.