Nets Fined $25K For Injury Reporting

The NBA has fined the Nets $25K as a result of what it deems to be inadequate reporting of player injuries, the league announced today in a press release (Twitter link).

Brooklyn has been penalized for “failing to comply with league policies governing injury reporting,” the NBA stated.

According to Brian Lewis of The New York Post (via Twitter), Brooklyn was fined as a result of the team’s decision to sit eight players in what turned out to be a surprise 136-133 win over the Pacers on December 10.

The absences for that contest included stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, plus big-minutes rotation players like guard Ben Simmons, swingman Joe Harris, starting forward Royce O’Neale and starting center Nic Claxton.

This lack of timely transparency with regards to player availability is an approach that doesn’t always endear itself to the NBA, which has targeted teams’ wallets in the past for these incursions.

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