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Brooklyn Nets gamers watch from the bench throughout the first quarter in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Heart on December 27, 2023 in New York Metropolis. Dustin Satloff/Getty Photographs/AFP 

The Brooklyn Nets had been fined $100,000 by the NBA on Thursday for violating the league’s new Participant Participation Coverage, created to assist guarantee high gamers compete in massive video games.

The league stated the Nets ran afoul of the brand new rule, launched this season, in a December 27 residence sport in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks.

After an investigation that included a overview by an unbiased doctor, the NBA decided 4 Nets rotation gamers who didn’t take part within the contest might have performed beneath the coverage’s medical commonplace.

Brooklyn benched 4 gamers for the competition — Spencer Dinwiddie, Cam Johnson, Dorian Finney-Smith and Nic Claxton — on the night time after a 118-112 victory at Detroit.

“We’ve been very clear with groups what we try to perform,” NBA govt vice chairman and head of basketball operations Joe Dumars instructed ESPN.

“In the event you’re going to take a seat 4 starters at one time, that’s going to violate the coverage and it violates the spirit of what we’re attempting to do right here.”

The Nets misplaced to Milwaukee 144-122 within the sport, the beginning of a present five-game shedding streak that has dropped Brooklyn to ninth within the Jap Convention at 15-20.

NBA staff homeowners permitted the coverage final September to restrict “load administration” resting of high gamers throughout the 82-game marketing campaign, with a deal with star gamers being rested by coaches in nationally televised contests.

The coverage has exceptions for accidents and private causes and pre-approved points.

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