Further flop actions by either Sloan or Barea found to be egregious will result in a $5,000 fine. A third violation of the anti-flopping provision will result in a $10,000 fine, followed by a $15,000 fine for a fourth violation and a fine of $30,000 for a fifth.
In early October, the NBA issued a press release announcing progressive flop discipline. Under its terms:
A “flop” is an attempt to either fool referees into calling undeserved fouls or fool fans into thinking the referees missed a foul call by exaggerating the effect of contact with an opposing player.Sloan's actions in falling to the floor during a legal screen and Barea's arm actions after incidental contact constituted a "flop" as defined above.
Discipline 1, Violation 1-Warning: Sloan's flop [Video] (11/2, 4th quarter, 5:58, Cleveland-Chicago)
Discipline 2, Violation 1-Warning: Barea's flop [Video] (11/2, 4th quarter, 10:04, Minnesota-Sacramento)