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D-League to call techs for flops

Updated: February 19, 2014, 6:09 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NBA Development League will begin assessing technical fouls for flops, a new rule that goes further than the NBA one by punishing the act during a game.

The NBA began to issue punishments last season for flopping, the art of exaggerating contact to deceive referees into calling a foul, but only retroactively. If a player is determined to have flopped after a postgame review, he is given a warning for the first offense and a $5,000 fine for the second.

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