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Toronto Raptors Player Fined $2,000 By NBA After Nuggets Game

The NBA fined Kelly Olynyk $2,000.
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On Monday evening, the Toronto Raptors played the Denver Nuggets in Colorado.

The Raptors had a 22-point lead but ended up losing by a score of 125-119.  

On Tuesday, the NBA announced that Kelly Olynyk had been fined $2,000.  

Olynyk finished the game with 24 points, six rebounds and one assist while shooting 9/13 from the field and 2/4 from the three-point range in 29 minutes of playing time. 

Via NBA Official: "TOR’s Kelly Olynyk was assessed a postgame Flopping fine of $2,000 upon league office review for… on March 11 vs. DEN."

Olynyk was traded to the Raptors in the middle of the season (via the Utah Jazz).  

He is averaging 8.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest while shooting 54.1% from the field and 40.0% from the three-point range in 63 games.  

With the loss, the Raptors fell to 23-42 in 65 games, which has them as the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference.  

They are 4-6 over their last ten games and are also in the middle of a four-game losing streak. 

Following the Nuggets, the Raptors will play their next game on Wednesday evening when they visit the Detroit Pistons in Michigan. 

Olynyk was the 13th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and is in his 11th season in the league. 

He has also played for the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets (in addition to Utah and Toronto). 

His career averages are 10.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest while shooting 48.2% from the field and 37.0% from the three-point range.