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April 18, 2013 Updates

Jeff Zillgitt: NBA releases flop penalties for playoffs: 1st violation:$5K fine; 2 - $10K; 3 - $15k; 4 - $30K; 5 or more: subject to larger fine/suspension Twitter @JeffZillgitt

April 7, 2013 Updates

Ricky Rubio received a warning for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule, the league announced on Saturday. The violation came with 46 seconds remaining in Minnesota’s home win over the Thunder on March 29th, and honestly, it’s one of the weaker ones the league has seen as fit to punish. Rubio appears to take contact to the head from the shoulder of Kevin Durant on the drive, and while the helicopter spin to the ground may have been exaggerated, the contact was made nonetheless, and the referees weren’t fooled into calling a bogus foul by Rubio’s actions. NBCSports.com

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Barea was not surprised Nets guard C.J. Watson was warned for violating the NBA's anti-flopping rules after Wednesday's game. It came in the fourth quarter, when Watson fell to the floor after a slight bump from Barea. "He's a flopping guy, so I tried to give him a taste of his own medicine," Watson told the Nets' postgame television broadcast. "I hope I don't get fined, though." Because it was a first offense, Watson was warned. "It was a great defensive play," Barea said. "And the refs, they called the charge. But I knew he was going to get a warning after that one.'' Minneapolis Star-Tribune

January 25, 2013 Updates

Nets guard C.J. Watson was warned by the NBA for flopping Thursday for a play in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s win at Minnesota. The warning comes as no surprise after Watson all but admitted to flopping to draw an offensive foul on serial offender J.J. Barea with nine minutes to go in the fourth of what became a 91-83 Nets win. ”J.J. Barea’s a flopping guy, so I tried to give him a taste of his own medicine,” Watson told the YES Network in a postgame interview. “I hope I don’t get fined, though.” New York Post

January 21, 2013 Updates

Jeff Zillgitt: NBA fines MIN G J.J. Barea $5,000 for his second flopping violation. Happened Jan. 14 vs. DAL. Third player to receive a flopping fine. Twitter @JeffZillgitt

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