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NBA fines Timberwolves for violating player resting policy

Minnesota Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell gestures to the crowd after scoring during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Miami. Photo: Associated Press
Minnesota Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell gestures to the crowd after scoring during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Miami.

Updated: February 27, 2020 07:58 PM

The NBA fined the Minnesota Timberwolves $25,000 on Thursday for violating the player resting policy with point guard D'Angelo Russell.

Russell was held out Sunday at Denver for a planned rest.

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Though Russell did not play for Minnesota on Feb. 8 because of a quadriceps injury, two days after he was acquired in a trade, the NBA deemed Russell a healthy player under the policy that was designed in part to minimize star player absences from nationally televised games.

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