According to USA Today Sports, the NBA has fined the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets for violating the league’s anti-tampering policy which states you cannot discuss interest in players who are still under contract to other teams.
The Kings are being fined because of new head coach, Michael Malone’s, comment during his introductory press conference in which he said Chris Paul would “look pretty good in a Sacramento Kings uniform.” The Hawks are being fined for mentioning Chris Paul and Dwight Howard in a letter to potential ticket buyers, and the Rockets’ violation is currently unknown.
Three NBA teams have been fined for tampering, according to an internal league memo obtained by USA TODAY Sports.
Two people familiar with the fine said that two of the teams are the Atlanta Hawks and the Sacramento Kings. The people spoke on on the condition of anonymity because the fines haven’t been made public.
The Atlanta Hawks sent a statement to USA TODAY Sports saying: “We...