Multiple reporters have tweeted details of what the NBA’s new policy on flopping will look like.
From Howard Beck of the New York Times:
One note from ref camp: NBA is close to finalizing policy on flopping. Will not carry in-game penalty. Will be reviewed after. Poss fine.—
Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) September 27, 2012
Orlando Magic play-by-play announcer David Steele translates:
Assuming this is true, it’s an interesting approach. Because while it’s all fine and good to fine someone after the fact, what if the flop causes a team to lose a possession and thus a chance to tie or win the game? We’ll see if the threat of a fine serves as enough of a deterrent.