— On your feet
The NBA’s no-flop rule, instituted before this season, has gotten a little tougher for the playoffs.
The first offense is a $5,000 fine, then goes up to $10,000, then $15,000, then $30,000 with subsequent violations. A player’s fifth flop could result in a larger fine or even a suspension. There are no warnings.
“They’re the rules. You’d better abide by them,” Del Negro said. “That’s come into play a lot this season. I think the guys are used to it a little bit but now there’s no warning or anything. The league takes a hard look at that stuff.”