NBA investigates Philadelphia 76ers in connection to possible tampering. This investigation centered around James Harden, P.J. Tucker, Danuel House deals, sources say

NBA investigates Philadelphia 76ers in connection to possible tampering. This investigation centered around James Harden, P.J. Tucker, Danuel House deals, sources say

The NBA has launched an investigation into the allegations. Philadelphia 76ers Possible tampering, early contact and early contact with the franchise's summer-free agency class of James Harden, P.J. Tucker Danuel HouseAccording to sources, ESPN reported the following Friday.

Sources say that the NBA's investigation will probe Harden's decision for 2022-23 to decline a $47m player option and cut his salary on a new two year, $68m deal. There have been concerns about the existence of a handshake agreement on a future contract. This would be a violation of collective bargaining rules.

Sources said that Daryl Morey is the Sixers president for basketball operations and has begun to answer questions from league attorneys. Interviews with team personnel are expected as well as the organization giving electronic correspondence and telephone records to investigators. Before the 6 p.m. opening of free agency, teams were not allowed to speak with agents or players about free agency deals. ET on June 30,

Harden has been guaranteed $33million for the 2022/23 season. He also has a player option in 2023-24, which would allow him become a free agent to negotiate another deal.

Tucker (3 years, $30 Million) and House (2 years, $8.4 Million) both agreed to the maximum contracts under the mid-level extensions and bi-annual extensions. Harden, Tucker, House and Morey previously played under Morey. Rockets.

The NBA revoked the rights to the league's logo following probes in the last year. Chicago Bulls Miami Heat Each is a second round pick for contact with early, free agents Lonzo Ball Kyle Lowry In 2021.

In 2019, the NBA imposed more severe penalties for these cases, including a $10 million maximum fine for teams and the possibility of team executives being suspended and draft pick forfeiture. There is virtually no chance that the contracts will be voided.

The Milwaukee Bucks They were penalized with the loss of a 2022 2nd-round pick because they were charged with tampering with Sacramento restricted free agents Bogdan Bogdanovic In 2021. The NBA did not consider that Bogdanovic was not eventually acquired by the Bucks. He signed with the NBA in 2021. Atlanta Hawks.

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