The league discovered that Philadelphia engaged in “early discussions” with two of its offseason signings.
The NBA has docked the 76ers two second-spherical draft picks–one in 2023 and one in 2024–for participating in early free company discussions through the 2022 offseason, the league introduced Monday afternoon.
The league mentioned it performed an investigation into Philadelphia’s pursuit of free brokers P.J. Tucker and Danuel House Jr. and located that the crew had engaged in negotiations with the 2 forwards earlier than the date that such discussions had been permitted.
Tucker signed a 3-12 months, $33.2 million take care of the Sixers on the outset of the signing interval, whereas House’s contract spans two years and is price $8.4 million.
The league confirmed in its announcement that the franchise cooperated totally with the investigation, a sentiment which Philadelphia echoed in a press release of its personal Monday.
“The Philadelphia 76ers fully cooperated with the NBA’s investigation and acknowledge the league’s ruling,” the crew mentioned, per ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. “We’re moving forward, focused on the season ahead.”
The Sixers have began the 12 months 3–4 going right into a matchup with the Wizards (3–3) on Monday night. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET.
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