The NBA has opened an investigation into whether teams violated league rules by attempting to circumvent the salary cap during free agency this summer, according to a new report.
The New York Times’ Sopan Deb published a report on Tuesday evening sharing news of the investigation. Deb was unsure whether the investigation was in response to news reports surrounding Kawhi Leonard’s situation or something else. The report states that league owners raised the issue at the Board of Governors meeting in Nevada last month.
Regarding Leonard, two reports have suggested the reigning NBA Finals MVP requested things outside the scope of legal contract items during his talks with the Toronto Raptors.