10 NBA Players Who Benefit from and Are Hurt by NBA's New Flopping Policy

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10 NBA Players Who Benefit from and Are Hurt by NBA's New Flopping Policy
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With the NBA's new flop fines going into effect this season there will be plenty of players who benefit. Plenty of players will also lose one of their favorite tactics—at least to the extent the modest slaps on the wrist have any effect at all.

LeBron James makes enough money just thinking about McDonald's to get in at least five good flops before any risk of suspension sets in. So, no, the world isn't turning upside down, even if we really wish it would. The game won't look especially different, not with every skilled flopper believing he can sell it when he needs to.

To the extent things do change, who stands to be affected the most? Besides the most egregious floppers, you can expect to see a number of stars actually take advantage of decreased flopping, either by virtue of their physical playing styles or their penchants for getting to the rim—so long as no one's standing in the way and attempting to draw phantom contact.

Sometimes even the risk of drawing a charge can make an elite slasher think twice, just long enough for their window of opportunity to disappear.

Here's a look at both the winners and losers from the new rule change.

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