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.
The Raptors just played 8 games in 12 days, Lowry’s 35 & dealing with a lingering toe infection, and Siakam/Anunoby recently recovered from COVID. The fine has more to do with transparency (or lack thereof) from the team re: injuries/rest than it does the decision to sit guys out
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) April 17, 2021
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.