NBA Fines Timberwolves For Violating Player Resting Policy
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.
The NBA just fined the Minnesota Timberwolves 25,000 for violating the league’s player resting policy.
The violation occurred when the Timberwolves rested D’Angelo Russell — a healthy player under the policy — during a road game against the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 23
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 27, 2020