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The NBA is currently looking into whether the Brooklyn Nets violated player availability rules during their game against the Milwaukee Bucks on December 27.

In the 144-122 loss to the Bucks, the Nets rested multiple players and subbed others out after minimal playing time.

Nicolas Claxton, Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Cameron Johnson opted out of the game, while Mikal Bridges, Royce O’Neale, and Cam Thomas were taken out after the first quarter.

After the match, Bridges expressed his disappointment with the decision, stating his preference to play when he’s physically capable. Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn admitted before the game that Bridges only played to maintain his consecutive games played streak.

Responding to Vaughn’s comments, Bridges mentioned, “I guess for their purposes is why. But I’m healthy, so I [don’t] see why I wouldn’t play.”

Vaughn explained that the choice to rest players was an executive decision, emphasizing the need to consider both short-term and long-term factors for the team’s overall improvement.

He mentioned the unfortunate situation where putting certain players on the court that night could pose risks to their well-being.