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Cavaliers Donald Sloan warned for flopping

On Monday evening, the NBA released its first list of flopping violators.

Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donald Sloan received a warning on Monday for this flop against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. In addition to the flop, Sloan contributed with four points, five assists, and two rebounds.


Here's the reaction of Sam Vecenie at Fear the Sword:

To be honest, I'm just in complete and total shock that Anderson Varejao was not the first Cavalier warned under the new flopping rules this season. I had set 3.5 games as my own personal over/under for Varejao to be warned under these rules, but it looks like Sloan beat him to the punch.

This is Sloan's first violation of the NBA's new anti-flopping policy. Just as a reminder, the punishments are:

  • Violation 1: Warning
  • Violation 2: $5,000 fine
  • Violation 3: $10,000 fine
  • Violation 4: $15,000 fine
  • Violation 5: $30,000 fine

Sloan and Minnesota's J.J. Barea were the NBA's first two players to be warned under the new policy. The penalties are assessed by NBA video review following the game.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.