In an effort to curb increasingly suspicious free-agent activity, the NBA is set to unveil a series of rules and penalties to govern offseason activity. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the NBA will increase penalties and audits.
The fines for improper activity will increase significantly.
Proposed increases in NBA’s maximum fine penalties for tampering and cap circumvention, @TheAthletic @Stadium has learned:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 14, 2019
- Tampering with player/team personnel: $10M, up from $5M.
- Unauthorized agreements: $6M for team; $250K for player.
Teams will have 24 hours to report the solicitation of unauthorized contract matters in order to avoid fines.
As part of potential new guidelines, NBA owners must personally certify that every contract complies with all rules, per sources. Teams would be required to report, within 24 hours, of a player/agent soliciting unauthorized benefits or contact regarding contract matters.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 14, 2019
The NBA Board of Governors will vote on the new set of guidelines on Sept. 20.