NBA's new flopping rule not well-regarded by Wolves

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Players and coached of the Minnesota Timberwolves are having mixed reactions about the NBA's new flopping rule.

The NBA's new rule regarding flopping hasn't been well-received by the Players' Association, many players around the league and now, many players on the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to the Pioneer Press, coach Rick Adelman and many players are having mixed reactions about the rule, which could draw fines of up to $30,000 for players with five infractions or more.

"Flopping," is what happens when a player exaggerates a fall after making contact with another player, or generally exaggerates any reaction to contact. According to the piece, Kevin Love called $30,000 "a little excessive," and said that he hopes the fines go to charity because it will likely mean a lot of money to the NBA, given that "everybody does it."

According to the rule, fines will start out at $5,000 and can max out at $30,000, with a warning after the first violation and a potential suspension after the sixth. Adelman says that it's going to be hard for the league to determine whether or not a player has gone down due to the contact or if he's flopping. A lot of people fall in the NBA, given that there are a lot of big, powerful guys out there, though there are some pretty obvious instances of flopping.

To close out the piece, guard J.J. Barea weighed in, saying that he's going to keep playing the way he's always played, and that if he gets pushed, he's going to fall down. The rule is meeting heavy resistance around the league, and given the responses thus far, we'll either see it successfully done away with, or we'll see tons of players getting suspended for multiple infractions.

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