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NBA Fines Timberwolves For Violating Player Resting Policy

D'Angelo Russell #0 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena on February 26, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The NBA fined the Minnesota Timberwolves $25,000 on Thursday for violating the player resting policy with point guard D’Angelo Russell.

Russell was held out Sunday at Denver for a planned rest.

Though Russell did not play for Minnesota on Feb. 8 because of a quadriceps injury, two days after he was acquired in a trade, the NBA deemed Russell a healthy player under the policy that was designed in part to minimize star player absences from nationally televised games.