NBA Launches Tampering Investigation On New York Knicks

In a move that most would not consider shocking, the New York Knicks have now come under the league's microscope for their signing of Jalen Brunson.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the NBA has opened a tampering investigation into the backroom dealings to woo Brunson to New York. 

The real problem with this is that the player's father, Rick Brunson, is an assistant coach with the Knicks (hired earlier in the offseason), while Knicks president Leon Rose is Jalen's former agent and is like "family" to the Brunsons. How does the league plan to regulate family relations, is the big question.

Recently, on NBA Radio on SiriusXM, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban professed no ill-will towards the Knicks or Brunson.

Did the Knicks do anything inappropriate? "No! They were perfect," said Cuban. "I saw nothing wrong at all. That's just the business... That's up to the NBA. What's done is done, I wish Jalen the best."

Brunson signed a 4-year, $110M deal with the Knicks, leaving Dallas for his hometown team. According to Ian Begley, the league will be investigating contact between the Knicks and Brunson prior to the free agency period.

The Philadelphia 76ers are also being investigated by the NBA for possible tampering and early contact around their PJ Tucker signing, as well as the James Harden contract.

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