J.J. Barea Fined $5K for Flopping
The NBA has fined Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea $5,000 for his second violation of the league’s anti-flopping policy on Monday. Barea’s first violation came on Nov. 5; he was one of the first two players warned under the league’s new system, implemented for the first time this season.
Barea’s second flop occurred during a 113-98 Timberwolves loss to the Mavericks on Jan. 14. Barea’s first flop occurred during the fourth quarter of a game against the Kings when he over-exaggerated contact from Jimmer Fredette, leaning back and throwing both arms up in the air after being hit with a swinging left arm.
Barea is the third player to receive a fine under the league’s anti-flopping guidelines, which allow one free warning before assessing fines, joining Nets forward Reggie Evans and Gerald Wallace.