The Timberwolves were fined $25,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s player resting policy when they had point guard D’Angelo Russell sit out on Sunday in a 128-116 loss in Denver.
Resting players is nothing new in the NBA, but after having Russell play against Boston a week ago Friday coming out of the All-Star break, the Wolves decided to give Russell a game off. Here’s the NBA release on the fine and the Wolves’ reaction.
The NBA fined the Timberwolves for resting a healthy D'Angelo Russell per NBA PR pic.twitter.com/8KMZ88kEN9
— Shy Mambacita (@SharonShyBrown) February 27, 2020
Below is the Timberwolves' statement on the NBA's fine on Feb. 27: pic.twitter.com/FaeiAxC2fz
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) February 27, 2020