NBA fines Raptors $25K for violating league rest/injury reporting rules

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Friday night against Orlando, the Raptors sat Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam, both for “rest,” according to the official report.

That is going to cost the Raptors organization $25,000 for “failing to comply with league policies governing player rest and injury reporting.”

The Raptors were fined more for procedure than the fact the two stars sat out during a compressed part of the schedule for Toronto, according to Josh Lewenberg of TSN.

Expect to see a lot of stars to sit out over the next month as teams try to avoid injuries and get players right heading into the playoffs.