The NBA told the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans that if they would keep Anthony Davis healthy, the team could get a $ 100,000 fine for every game the All-Star did not play, told the league's Brian ESPN Windhorst
The pelicans have four nationally broadcasted games of 27 remaining games, starting on Friday night against Minnesota Timberwolves (21.30 pm ET, ESPN).
According to the rules of the previous season, designed to prevent healthy players from feeling out of the game, Silver Silver can be fine teams for rape. The teams can not place healthy players for high-profile games, nationally broadcast on land, and fines for violating them can be at least $ 100,000. The owners of the NBA have approved the rule in September 2017.
Davis is not expected to play in the future, and the plan is to sit in Memphis on Saturday.
"A number of factors contributed to this decision," said Pelikans CEO Dell Demps in a Thursday statement. "In the end, Anthony has made it clear to us that he wants to play and gives our team the best chance to win games, and the Pelicanos want to keep the integrity of the game and align our organization to the NBA policy."
Davis missed nine games due to a finger injury, but was allowed to practice earlier this week.
"We believe that Anthony defends the game with the values that are best for the NBA and its fans, we hope to see Anthony in a Pelicans uniform soon," said Demps.
Associated Press information was used in this report.