Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love has had quite the first week.
Love had led the Timberwolves to a 3-0 start and was named the western conference player of the week. He’s averaging a league-best 29.7 points and 14.7 rebounds per game.
And to top all of that off, Love received a flopping warning from the NBA.
Love’s came in the third quarter against the Knicks. He had the ball out by the three point line and Kevin Martin came around him, using Love as a screen. Rookie Tim Hardaway, Jr. was on Martin and ran into Love, and the much larger Love went down pretty easily.
Love’s Timberwolves’ teammate, swingman Corey Brewer, San Antonio Spurs’ point guard Patty Mills and Milwaukee Bucks’ big man Zaza Pachulia also received warnings from the league on Monday.
Warnings are given before any kind of fine is issued. However, if the NBA finds that you have flopped after already receiving a warning, you are given a $5,000 fine. Every time you’re called for an additional flop, the fine goes up $5,000.