The Wizards fined Gilbert Arenas $50,000 for faking a knee injury on Tuesday in order to give playing time for Nick Young, two league sources confirmed. The amount of the fine was originally reported by Comcast SportsNet.
Arenas told Coach Flip Saunders that he had some discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee at the morning shootaround and Saunders later started Young, who scored 24 points in a 107-92 win over Atlanta. Afterward, Young spoke about the sacrifice that Arenas made on his behalf and Arenas admitted that he feigned being hurt. Arenas has since apologized.