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Thursday, January 23, 2020

NBA Board of Governors unanimously passes stricter anti-tampering rules

Adam Silver

Adam Silver’s wish to crack down on tampering in the NBA is reportedly coming true.

The NBA Board of Governors passed a set of rules meant to cut down on tampering and salary cap manipulation on Friday, as first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Silver said the provisions passed unanimously, and that all options are on the table to put a halt to inappropriate behavior.

This set of rules is meant to increase tanking penalties. Fines will go up, though that’s not expected to be a big deterrent. The most significant clause may be the fact that the NBA would threaten to strip teams of draft picks if they are found to have violated tampering rules.

In general, it’s a pretty straightforward set of rules. However, there’s one clause in the package that will prove particularly controversial.

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