Dec 23, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) drives to the basket as Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) defends during the first quarter at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With most of the big names being off the market now, the NBA will conduct an investigation for potential tampering in two sign-and-trade deals.

According to reports by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne, the league will look into the sign-and-trade agreement for Lonzo Ball between the Pelicans and the Bulls, and the Miami Heat’s sign-and-trade with the Toronto Raptors for Kyle Lowry.

NBA instituted harsher penalties for tampering since 2019. Those include raising the maximum fine for teams to $10 million and the possibility of suspending team executives, forfeiting draft picks and even the voiding of contracts.

The Milwaukee Bucks lost a 2022 second-round pick for tampering charges with Sacramento Kings restricted free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic in 2021.