NBA implementing new resting policy for 2020-21 season with teams prohibited from resting healthy players for any high-profile, nationally-televised game and violation could result in a fine of at least $100,000.
On new Player Resting Policy, absent unusual circumstances, team should not rest multiple healthy players for same game and teams should not rest healthy players on road. And in situations when teams decide to rest healthy player, player should be visible to fans.
Source: Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports
ANALYSIS: It sounds like the NBA is tightening up on its rules for load management. We all know how important it is for teams to ensure their top-tier players are healthy for a stretch run in the playoffs, and playing in certain situations like four games in five nights and second nights of back-to-backs aren't going to help that cause, but random scenarios satisfy the criteria for the league in the 2020-21 campaign.