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.