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NBA Teams Could Be Fined Millions For Resting Stars

Sep 11, 2023

Financial penalties are likely to be much steeper for NBA teams who rest healthy players this coming season.

The NBA’s board of governors is set to vote on new rules Wednesday that would see teams fined well over $1 million for certain load-management offenses, according to multiple reports.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver currently has the right to fine teams on an individual basis if he feels they’re not acting in the best interests of the league.

For years, fans and media have criticized the league for allowing teams to sit star players during the 82-game regular season, even when fully healthy. The new guidelines are built to combat those moves, especially for nationally televised matchups and in-season tournament games.

Source: Front Office Sports

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