The NBA is not playing around with its teams this season when it comes to protecting the on-court product.
For the first time in recent memory, the league is taking a strong, public stance against tanking. The Chicago Bulls are the latest team to be warned.
The Bulls have been resting veteran players Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday heavily since the All-Star break, and the league is not happy. This week, the NBA has issued a firm message: stop resting healthy players.
While the Bulls have only been issued a warning at this point, it would not be unprecedented for further punishment to come down if there aren't changes. Just last month, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined $600,000 for joking about tanking on a podcast.
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