Mike Bass Rumors
NBA spokesman Mike Bass tells @NYTSports on the Pelicans and Anthony Davis: “The NBA did not tell New Orleans that it would be fined $100,000 per game if Anthony Davis were held out for the remainder of season. The Pelicans were advised that the team had not identified a proper basis for making that determination at this time and league rules governing competitive integrity therefore require that he be permitted to play.”
Tania Ganguli: The Lakers are being investigated again. Per NBA spokesman Mike Bass: “The league office is looking into whether any contact took place between Ben Simmons and the Los Angeles Lakers that violated NBA rules.”
Marc Stein: NBA spokesman Mike Bass on the Anthony Davis trade demand: “We commenced an investigation this morning upon reading the reports regarding Anthony Davis. That process is ongoing.”
The NBA also could not confirm that the Pacers would play in India next season. “As the Commissioner recently noted, we are exploring the possibility of playing a preseason game in India, but have nothing to report at this time” NBA spokesman Mike Bass told IBJ.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass issued the following statement to Awful Announcing: “We spoke with our media partners about our preference that ESPN’s exclusive broadcast rights be honored, but each organization will make its own editorial decisions.” Additionally, a source told Awful Announcing that other NBA partners, including Turner Sports and Yahoo (which is newly owned by Verizon), will also not tip picks during the draft.]