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Silver on Magic, Tampering Fine: Message Was Clear

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the the league was sending a clear message when it fined Magic Johnson $50,000 last week for his effusive praise of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Silver, in a studio sit-down Thursday with ESPN’s The Jump, said the Los Angeles Lakers’ previous tampering incident in which they were fined $500,000 was considered but that the rule Johnson breached in an interview with ESPN was simple. “Context is everything, and there had been a prior issue with the Lakers early this season,” Silver said. “And the message is — not just to Magic but to all the executives in the league is — stop talking about players on other teams.”

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Kings, Nemanja Bjelica Agree to Deal

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Forward Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a three-year, $20.5M deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell Yahoo. Third year will be non-guaranteed.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Lakers, Michael Beasley Agree to Deal

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Free agent Michael Beasley has agreed to a deal with the Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Yogi Ferrell Backs Out of Deal with Mavericks, Signs with Kings

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Sources: Guard Yogi Ferrell has changed course on Dallas Mavericks deal in order to reenter free agency. “We felt uncomfortable and will weigh our options,” agent Cervando Tejeda said.


Yogi Ferrell and the Sacramento Kings have come to terms on a deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.


Yogi Ferrell’s new Kings contract will be for two years and $6.2M, league sources said.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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