Found November 04, 2013 on
The NBA is making a real effort to eliminate flopping from the game with warnings and fines given to players who embarrass the sport with these kinds of actions. On Monday, the league handed out warnings to four players for flopping in games played from Friday through Sunday. They were Minnesota’s Kevin Love and Corey Brewer, Milwaukee’s Zaza Pachulia and San Antonio’s Patty Mills. Washington’s John Wall received the same warning on Friday. Luckily for these players, the first offense is a just a warning, but another flop will make their wallets $5,000 lighter. After that, the cost of the fine increases in $5,000 increments for each successive flop. It will be interesting to see if these fines, which are small when you consider how much money these players make, are actually effective in decreasing the amount of flops that happen in games. While one flop warning should not result in a particular player earning a “flopper” label, having the league watching, warning and fining players...

Pachulia receives warning for flop against Sullinger

An all-time favorite basketball player for many no one, Zaza Pachulia has deservedly received a warning today for violating NBA's anti-flopping rule against the Celtics three nights ago. The call on this play was an offensive foul on Sullinger. Here's the video of the play. Pachulia was not alone as Mills, Love and Brewer also received flop warnings. Along with John Wall...

Larry Sanders reportedly upset with playing time

The Milwaukee Bucks inked defensive big man, Larry Sanders, to a four-year, $44 million contract extension over the Summer, and the lengthy, defensive anchor looked poised to make good on the $10+ million per season deal that he earned with his stellar inside play just one season ago. After just three games of the new season, Sanders is already frustrated with the decline in minutes...

Second-round draftee Nate Wolters making a believer of Bucks

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- With his starting point guard down on the court in pain and the veteran backup out with a bad back, Bucks coach Larry Drew took a gander down his bench. Just a day earlier, Drew had expressed his intention to take the development of rookie point guard Nate Wolters slowly. But everything changed 1 minute, 41 seconds into Milwaukee's first game of the season...

Bucks Monday: Ekpe Udoh full participant in practice

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Ekpe Udoh wasn't planning on practicing Monday, but he suddenly changed his mind after realizing how many of his teammates weren't going to be able to go. Instead of limiting himself, Udoh made it through a full practice for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Oct. 11. "I just had to will it, honestly,"...

Bucks have the pieces to surprise

The Bucks might have missed a good advertising opportunity after slip-sliding on their spiffy new court against these same Torontonians during the exhibition season. Something along the lines of, "We'll fall all over ourselves for you." Madison Avenue it's not, but the Bucks aren't selling floor wax. They're peddling trust and patience, something this...

Bucks could alter lineup versus Cavs

Larry Drew is pondering another change to what has been an anemic starting lineup for the Milwaukee Bucks. Without an adjustment, that unit could continue to struggle offensively Wednesday night against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers, whose defense has been outstanding. The Bucks (1-2) lost 97-90 to Toronto on Saturday in their home opener, their already ineffective starting...

Bucks Larry Sanders Not Happy With Role Under New Coach Larry Drew

Larry Sanders broke onto the scene last season, averaging nearly a double-double to go along with 2.8 blocks a game. Sanders played well enough to earn himself a contract extension worth $44 million over four seasons. In a season where expectations are low, new head coach Larry Drew isn’t given Sanders the opportunities he expected. Sanders averaged 27 minutes a game last season...

Ekpe Udoh Returns To Practice After Knee Surgery

Ekpe Udoh returned to Milwaukee Bucks' practice on Monday, the team announced. Udoh had been rehabilitating his knee following surgery in early October. Udoh is questionable to play in Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NBA Gives Flop Warnings To Patty Mills, Zaza Pachulia, Kevin Love, Corey Brewer

The NBA handed flop warnings on Monday to Patty Mills, Zaza Pachulia, Kevin Love and Corey Brewer. Both Mills' and Pachulia's incidents occurred on Nov. 1. Love and Brewer were warned for flops during Sunday night's win over the New York Knicks.

GIFs: NBA warns Kevin Love, others, for these flops

The NBA issued 4 warnings Monday for flopping. Spurs Patty Mills, Bucks Zaza Pachulia and Timberwolves Corey Brewer & Kevin Love all received their first warnings of the young season. Love and Brewer’s performances were by far the most entertaining. The post GIFs: NBA Warns 4 Players For Flopping appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.

Flop warnings issued to Love, Mills, Pachulia and Brewer

You get a flop warning, and you get a flop warning... The league has issued a flurry of flop warnings with Timberwolves' Kevin Love and Corey Brewer, the Spurs' Patty Mills and the Bucks' Zaza Pachulia getting tagged. Mills' flop occurred Nov. 1 against the Lakers. On the play, Mills slid under Jordan Hill to attempt to take a charge and fell backwards with limited...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.