Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/25/13
WASHINGTON, D.C. Almost immediately after the NBA announced its new flopping rules at the beginning of training camp in October, the NBA Players Association filed a grievance against the league and the rules. In a statement, union head Billy Hunter said: "The NBA is not permitted to unilaterally impose new economic discipline against the players without first bargaining with the union." However, we've heard little of it since, as players have been warned and now in many cases fined for second offenses, but on Friday, J.J. Barea seemed hopeful that the Players Association's grievance would have some impact. Barea was called for his second flop of the season Jan. 14 in Dallas, which carries a 5,000 fine. He said president of basketball operations David Kahn and his agent are working to appeal the fine and that the paperwork has be filed to do so, but he isn't so sure of the details of the process. However, he said he spoke with Nets big man Reggie Evans, who's also been fined, on W...
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