Barea slapped with second fine for violating league anti-flop policy


Jan 19, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves point guard J.J. Barea (11) dribbles while defended by Houston Rockets power forward Greg Smith (4) and point guard Toney Douglas (15) during the fourth quarter at Target Center. Timberwolves won 92-79. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA fined Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea $5,000 for his second violation of the league’s anti-flopping policy on Monday, according to multiple reports.

Barea’s second flop reportedly occurred during the Timberwolves’ 113-98 loss to the Mavericks on Jan. 14.

This is technically Barea’s third strike, since the league allows one free warning before assessing fines.