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01 Aug 2022 15:39:19
The NBA has begun an investigation into the New York Knicks for alleged tampering regarding free agent pickup Jalen Brunson, sources told Yahoo Sports.

The league will look into whether the Knicks made contact with Brunson prior to the start of the free agency period.

Reports emerged days before June 30 that Brunson already had a deal in place with the Knicks. Brunson and the Knicks agreed to a four-year, $104 million deal after New York was thought to be the frontrunner to land the free agent point guard.

Whoops! Contract voided?

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01 Aug 2022 18:54:34
although Silver has the power to void the contract the NBA hasn't done that in the past (at least not since Minny's contract with Joe Smith) . and until they do tampering will continue year after year.

01 Aug 2022 21:20:56
Try to Kings-Bucks Bogdanovic S&T, windrapsfan.

01 Aug 2022 23:31:12
Fredman kings didn’t the sign part of that trade done.

02 Aug 2022 12:48:23
Because the investigation started before the Kings were "allowed" to sign BB8. Is it the same? Not exactly, but it is a case of the NBA office disallowing a deal to be done because of tampering.

If the deal is voided, then Brunson falls into the same boat as Sexton?

02 Aug 2022 16:08:22
If I remember correctly that deal didn't get done because Bogdanovich hadn't agreed to it. In any event I believe the league should get more serious about punishing tampering, but I don't believe they will. NYK and Philly will each lose a second round pick and teams will continue to ignore the rule. If they really want to end tampering they will have to find a way to levy significant penalties on the agents that quietly put these deals together in the dark.

02 Aug 2022 22:33:06
If they're not going to void deals because of tampering, what about an unpaid suspension for the player (s) involved along with loss of picks for the team? Like multiple firsts. Or give the team some kind of major spending handicap in the next offseason. Reduce their cap or take away bird rights or something. Just spitballing. Tampering is going to keep happening unless they start doing more than taking away a late first or second rounder. It has to be something major enough to spook teams and agents.

02 Aug 2022 22:42:11
I think tampering (once the season has ended) should be effectively ignored. It really doesn’t hurt anything to plan deals out.

Making deals with players under contract while their team’s season is ongoing is BAD. Discussing deals during the dead period really shouldn’t be anything.



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