Fine wasn't real, but NBA did tell them they have to play him.
Mike Bass, an N.B.A. spokesman, said Monday that “the Pelicans were advised that the team had not identified a proper basis” to hold Davis out of games.
“League rules governing competitive integrity therefore require that he be permitted to play,” Bass said.
Idk what's going on tonight. There's no way AD actually gives effort and scores 3 points with 6 rebounds. Either he's doing this on purpose, or the pelicans told him to play like this.