NBA Fines Sixers, Pelicans For Injury Reporting Violations

The Sixers and Pelicans have each been fined for injury reporting violations, the NBA announced (via Twitter).

Philadelphia was fined $75K for failing to include MVP center Joel Embiid on the injury report “in an accurate and timely manner” prior to Saturday’s game in Denver, while the Pelicans were fined $25K for a similar infraction involving Trey Murphy on Saturday vs. Milwaukee.

According to the NBA, the 76ers’ harsher punishment “takes into account Philadelphia’s prior history of fines for violating injury reporting rules. The league review confirmed there was no violation of player participation policy because Embiid’s absence was due to a confirmed injury.”

Embiid has missed two of the past three games with left knee soreness and will be sidelined for Thursday’s contest in Utah. He’s set to undergo additional testing today.

As ESPN’s Bobby Marks tweets, half the money from the team fines will go to the NBA and half will go to the NBPA.

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