Nets Fined $25K by NBA for Failure to Comply to Injury Reporting Policies

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 6, 2020

Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) and guard Chris Chiozza (4) bump fists during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
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The NBA announced Thursday that it fined the Brooklyn Nets $25,000 for a violation of league rules regarding the reporting of player injuries. 

The Nets lost 149-115 to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. All 13 of their active players saw the floor in the defeat.

The specific reason for Brooklyn's fine remains unclear.

Three players were listed on Brooklyn's official injury report for Wednesday. Joe Harris (right hamstring/lower back tightness) and Caris LeVert (left thigh contusion) were both probable, while Jamal Crawford was out with a left hamstring strain. Crawford was absent against the Celtics, and the pair of Harris and LeVert played 25 and 27 minutes, respectively.

Harris and LeVert both missed Tuesday's 119-116 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. The Nets listed them as out along with Jarrett Allen, who was being rested. Crawford was questionable because of conditioning concerns.

Brooklyn resumed play in Orlando, Florida, without a number of key players.

Kevin Durant made himself unavailable having missed the entire season due to his Achilles injury. Kyrie Irving had shoulder surgery in March. DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie tested positive for COVID-19 and declined to join the team in Orlando.

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Wilson Chandler opted out as well in order to remain with his family.

Brooklyn remains on track to qualify for the playoffs. The Nets are seventh in the Eastern Conference, a half-game up on the eighth-place Orlando Magic and eight games up on the ninth-place Washington Wizards.