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Jalen Brunson tampering investigation update

Stefan Bondy: This was weeks ago when I was making phone calls about this, so I don’t know how up to date this information is, but the league has been investigating and has been for a while. At least one member of the Knicks’ organization has had their cell phone confiscated. It could be more, but I know of at least one. I don’t know what the NBA has found. To me, it’s a big-time gray area. Are you going to tell a father that he can’t talk to his son about his future? If I were the Knicks, I would’ve had Brunson talk to the press and say something along those lines. I’ve heard in a worst-case scenario the Knicks will have to give up a draft pick should the league find that they did something egregious.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged Wednesday that the league is investigating the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers for possible tampering in free agency this past summer. The Athletic confirmed reports of the 76ers investigation in late July and the Knicks investigation on Aug. 1. “Hopefully we’ll be wrapped up in the next few weeks,” Silver said after the league’s Board of Governors meetings.