Minnesota's J.J. Barea and Cleveland's Donald Sloan have the honor of the being the first two players to receive warnings for violating the NBA's new rule against flopping. The two received their warnings from the NBA on Monday for incidents that occurred on Friday, according to ProBasketballTalk.com. The initial warning carries no penalty, but if either is cited for flopping again he will be fined $5,000. Sloan was cited when he was bumped by Chicago's Nazr Mohammed on a pick. Sloan bounced off and tried to sell it by making the blow look harder than it was. Barea was defending Jimmer Fredette when Fredette used his left arm to clear some space. Barea threw his arms up to suggest more contact was made than actually occurred.
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