Barea, Sloan Get First Flopping Warnings
The NBA issued flopping warnings to Minnesota’s JJ Barea and Cleveland’s Donald Sloan on Monday, the first two under a new policy designed to end the act.
The NBA announced a new policy before the season to stop the act of players dramatically overselling contact in hopes of tricking referees into calling fouls. League officials review plays and inform players if something they did falls under the league’s definition of a flop, which is “any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player.”
The second offense comes with a $5,000 fine, followed by $10,000 for a third, $15,000 for a fourth and $30,000 for a fifth. More might mean a suspension.