Kyle Lowry is now a member of the Heat, after spending his last nine seasons in Toronto, and Lonzo Ball now has a home with the Bulls, after previously being in New Orleans. Now, the NBA is investigating possible tampering in the sign and trade deals that got Ball and Lowry to their new teams.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Romona Shelburne of ESPN, the NBA has started these investigations. These deals were completed earlier this week.
“Two years ago, NBA elevated [the] maximum tampering fine to $10M for teams and opened [the] door for suspension of executives, forfeiture of draft picks and voiding of contracts, said Woj. “Team execs can also have their communications – such as phone records, texts and emails – randomly audited.”
The Raptors ended up receiving Goran Dragic and Precious Achuiwa, in the deal for Lowry. As of now, the investigation is ongoing, and it’s unclear which teams would face possible punishments.
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