Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin gets warning from NBA for flopping

Thursday November 6th, 2014

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin received a warning from the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rule during a Nov. 5 road game against the Brooklyn Nets, the league's website announced on Thursday.

Martin took a jump shot around the eight-minute mark of the third quarter. Upon landing, he fell to the ground sideways after Bojan Bogdanovic's hand made brief contact with Martin's shoulder.

The fall elicited a foul call on Bogdanovic that awarded Martin two free throws. He made both, evening the score at 54. The Nets went on to lose the game 98-91.

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The warning comes just three days after Martin was fined $15,000 by the league for making an "obscene gesture" after a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter of Minnesota's 106-105 loss at home to the Chicago Bulls on Nov. 1.

The NBA has recognized Martin's flopping several times in the past. He received a warning from the NBA in January for flopping against the Portland Trail Blazers. He was fined $5,000 during the 2012-13 season for flopping against the Denver Nuggets. It was his second such offense of that season.

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The Timberwolves (2-2) travel to Orlando to face the Magic on Nov. 7.

 - Christopher Woody



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