The NBA slap a fine against Golden State Warrior player Draymond Green for violating anti-tampering rules of the league.
According to a BBC report, he received a fine amounting to $50,000.
This is for his comment that Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker.
The Golden State Warrior forward suggested Booker should leave Phoenix.
He made this comment during an appearance as an analyst on TNT on Friday.
NBA rules prevent teams or players from attempting to persuade other players to leave their contracted teams.
What Did He Say?
The 30-year-old forward commented that Booker should leave his current team.
Green said of Booker:
“It’s not good for him, it’s not good for his career.”
“They gotta get Book out of Phoenix.”
“I need my man to go somewhere where he can play great basketball all the time and win.”
“Because he’s that type of player.”
TNT host Ernie Johnson asked Green if his comments were tampering, he replied: “Maybe.”
Board Of Governor Rules
In September 2019, the NBA Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass new rules to prevent tampering.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver warned that: “There is a significant threat if a team does not comply, there will be consequences.”
Under the new rules, the NBA will implement a random audit of five teams’ communications with other front offices, players, and agents.
Besides, Silver said punishments for tampering can result in suspensions, fines, and loss of draft picks.
Moreover, the NBA’s general counsel Rich Buchanan told team owners that enforcement would mean “seizing servers and cellphones.”
The NBA implemented this new rule at the start of the season.
Adding they will strictly enforce its anti-tampering rules.
Five Straight Wins
The Suns won five straight victories since the NBA season resume in Orlando in July.
They are currently 10th in the Western Conference.
Booker, 23, is under contract there until the end of the 2023-24 season after signing a five-year extension in 2018.
Meanwhile, the Warriors, who have won three of the past five NBA titles, were already eliminated from play-off contention before the restart.