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NBA notebook: Brooklyn Nets' Reggie Evans first to be fined under NBA's new flopping rules

BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Published: November 24, 2012
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/articleid/3731752/1/pictures/1893030">Photo - Orlando Magic's E'Twaun Moore, right, fights with Brooklyn Nets' Reggie Evans for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) ORG XMIT: NYSW102
Orlando Magic's E'Twaun Moore, right, fights with Brooklyn Nets' Reggie Evans for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) ORG XMIT: NYSW102

* Violation 2: $5,000 fine

* Violation 3: $10,000 fine

* Violation 4: $15,000 fine

* Violation 5: $30,000 fine

For a sixth (or any subsequent) violation of the rule, the player will be subject to discipline the league determines is reasonable under the circumstances, including an increased fine and/or suspension.

NBA action taken thus far:

* Nov. 21: Brooklyn's Reggie Evans fined $5,000 after violating the league's anti-flopping rules for the second time. Occurred during the Nets-Lakers game on Nov. 20.

* Nov. 17: Brooklyn's Reggie Evans receives flopping warning against the Boston Celtics on Nov. 15.

* Nov. 16: Thunder's Kevin Martin receives flopping warning against the Detroit Pistons on Nov. 12, committing the act while shooting a 3-pointer.

* Nov. 2: Minnesota's J.J. Barea receives flopping warning against the Sacramento Kings that same night.

* Nov. 2: Cleveland's Donald Sloan receives flopping warning against the Chicago Bulls that same night.

TWEETABLE

Some tweets in reaction to Jack Taylor scoring 138 points in a game for Division III Grinnell (Iowa) College last week:

* Thunder forward Kevin Durant: “Jack Taylor you deserve a shot of Jack Daniels after that performance lol...wow”

* Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins: “I wanna knw who was guarding him!!!”

* Atlanta Hawks forward Anthony Tolliver: “This dude now averages 61ppg after that #138pointsin1game performance hahaha”

* Phoenix Suns point guard Kendall Marshall: “Hollllll up, kid on the other team was 34-44 and had 70. WAY more impressive!”

* Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard: “This guy scored 138 points? So the other team must have cheering him on. #nopride”

* Golden State Warriors guard Charles Jenkins: “wouldn't be surprised if Jack Taylor transfer tomorrow lol .. thats crazy 138 points”

* Former Thunder center Cole Aldrich: “138 points is impressive but I think shooting 108 times (71 3 pointers) is more impressive. #throwemup”

QUOTABLE

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, who has the second-most points in an NBA game with 81, when asked what it takes to score like that: “You gotta be in shape. And you gotta have a little Mamba blood in you.”


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