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Jusuf Nurkić not happy with flopping fine against Kings

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Phoenix Suns big man Jusuf Nurkić was not happy after being assessed a flopping fine of $2,000 for a play last night against the Sacramento Kings.

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With just over seven minutes left in the first quarter, Nurkić was stripped from behind by De’Aaron Fox and threw his arms and fell to the ground. There was no whistle on the play and Nurkić was not assessed a flopping technical during the game.

Nurkić responded to a video of the play on X with a screenshot where he felt like Fox fouled him and captioned it “Amazing 🤦🏻‍♂️.”

The NBA said in the offseason they want to crack down on flopping this season. With one game remaining for every single team, this is only the 26th instance where a player has been fined for flopping this season, per Spotrac. Josh Okogie is the only other Suns’ player to get fined for flopping, and that came all the way back after the Suns’ season opener on Oct. 25.

Nurkić ended last night with his 28th double-double of the season, posting 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 108-107 Suns’ (48-33) victory.

Phoenix has a top-7 seed locked up in the Western Conference and can move up to No. 6 with a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game of the season Sunday and a loss by the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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