Over the course of the season, the NBA has caught numerous players for violations of the new flopping rule, designed to curtail embellishing contact in order to draw calls.
Asik’s incident came during the Rockets game against the Spurs last Sunday. As you can see in the video, Asik takes a little nudge from Tim Duncan and goes spinning around with his arms flailing. This was Asik’s second infraction, so he was fined $5,000.
Gallinari’s flop was even more outrageous than Asik’s. The Italian was the one who made contact with the Hornets’ Robin Lopez first, and then fell to the ground as if he’d been run over. This was Gallo’s first offense of the rule, so he was only given a warning.