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


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.