C.J. Watson warned for flopping

Updated: January 24, 2013, 8:38 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Brooklyn Nets point guard C.J. Watson has been given a warning by the NBA for violating the league's new anti-flopping rules during Wednesday night's victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In the fourth quarter, the league determined that Watson flopped in order to draw an offensive foul on Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea.

"J.J. Barea's a flopping guy, so I tried to give him a taste of his own medicine," Watson told the YES Network in a postgame interview. "I hope I don't get fined, though."

The Nets lead the league with five anti-flopping violations. Small forward Gerald Wallace and power forward Reggie Evans each have two violations and were fined $5,000 as a result.

Watson's next violation would result in the same $5,000 fine. A third violation would result in a $10,000 fine. A fourth violation would result in a $15,000 fine, a fifth $30,000, and six or more could lead to a suspension.

Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.

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