NBA penalized Nets $100,000 for resting players.

The Brooklyn Nets were fined $100,000 on Thursday for violating the NBA’s new player participation regulation.

 

NBA penalized Nets $100,000 for resting players.
The NBA penalized the Nets $100,000 for resting players.

 

On Thursday, the National Basketball Association (NBA) handed a fine of one hundred thousand dollars to the Brooklyn Nets. This is the first time that a team has been punished for breaking the player participation policy of the league, which was implemented this season. On December 27, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 144-122. Starting players Spencer Dinwiddie, Nic Claxton, and Cam Johnson were among the four players that were left out of the game. Key reserve Dorian Finney-Smith was also not included. When it came to the players that Brooklyn did start that night, three of them played for a total of twelve minutes or fewer.

“Following an investigation, including a review by an independent physician, the NBA determined that four Nets rotation players who did not participate in the game could have played under the medical standard in the Player Participation Policy, which was adopted prior to this season,” the league released a statement. “The organization’s conduct violated the policy, which is intended to promote player participation in the NBA’s 82-game season.”

Following that game against the Bucks, the coach of the Nets, Jacque Vaughn, stated that the squad did not consider the game as if it were a worthless preseason contest. Despite the fact that it was the second night of a back-to-back for Brooklyn, Vaughn stated that he did not want to put any player “in harm’s way.” “I have too much respect for the dudes that suit up and put their bodies on the line and the competition level to even mention the word exhibition,” Vaughn stated that particular evening.

NBA penalized Nets $100,000 for resting players.

September was the month when the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) board of governors gave its approval to the new policy. According to the NBA, the new policy was developed with “consideration for the interests of fans, integrity of the game, player health, competitive fairness among teams, and transparency” in mind. The first infraction can result in a fine of $100,000 for the team; the second violation can result in a fine of $250,000; and any further violations can result in an extra $1 million being added to the sum.

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