The NBA fined New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin $50,000 on Sunday "for public criticism of the officiating and comments detrimental to the NBA."

On Friday, Griffin said Zion Williamson's fractured left ring finger, which will keep him out indefinitely, was "avoidable" if the NBA did a better job officiating his franchise superstar.

Griffin didn't specify when the injury occurred but said he believes the injury was likely the result of an accumulation of hits. Griffin said he was "frustrated because this was avoidable."