View Full Version : NBA fines 3 teams for FA tampering

06-11-2013, 01:03 AM
Rockets Hawks and a 3rd team.

The Rockets fine is stemming from a collection of FA profiles such as

The basics: 16.9 ppg, 9.7 apg, 3.7 rpg, 2.4 spg, 48.1 FG%, 32.8 3FG%, 88.5 FT%, 26.43 PER

Advanced stats: 6.7 rebound rate (15th among qualifying PGs), 10.5 defensive rebound rate (17th), 2.8 offensive rebound rate (19th), 36.9 assist rate (8th), 8.7 turnover rate (5th)

Shooting percentages by location: At rim: 69.5%, 3-9 feet: 55.2%, 10-15 feet: 50%, 16-23 feet: 50%

Noteworthy Synergy stats: Offense: Pick-and-roll ball handler (including passes): 1.062 ppp (95th percentile), Isolations (including passes): .933 ppp (79th percentile), Transition: 1.103 ppp (47th percentile), Spot-ups: 1.267 ppp (96th percentile)

Defense: Defending pick-and-roll ball handler: .717 ppp (71st percentile), Spot-ups: 1.092 ppp (23rd percentile), Isolations: .818 ppp (49th percentile)

Chris Paul 2012-13 shot chart:


The NBA's gold standard by which all of today's point guards are measured. That's quite a statement given the golden generation of players currently plying their trade at the position, but such is CP3's greatness that, even among a sensationally stacked field, he still stands supreme and on top of the pack. The 28-year-old is an offensive maestro in the half-court, capable of masterfully conducting his team thanks to his sublime combination of basketball brilliance, transcendent skill and a competitive streak that is second to none. Paul is a pick-and-roll savant able to get to his preferred spots on the floor seemingly at will and, once he gets there, is able to inflict maximum damage upon the opposition in myriad ways. At the other end of the court he makes up for his lack of size by being a ball hawk of the highest order. And as if all that were not enough, he is also a one-man crunch time machine. Paul's teams have ranked among the league's best in late-game scoring for years now and this season was no exception: the Clippers ranked second only to Miami in the NBA in offensive efficiency in clutch situations (defined by NBA.com as any time in the last five minutes of a game in which a team is either ahead or behind by five points or fewer). Watch Paul come winning time and the secret to his late-game success rapidly becomes clear: He is a master at drawing fouls, exploiting 2-for-1 opportunities and a host of other little things that so often make the difference between winning or losing the coin flips that double as close games in the NBA. He is one of the crown jewels of this year's free agent class - a transformative player with an opportunity to go down as one of the greatest to have ever played the game.


06-11-2013, 01:06 AM


06-11-2013, 01:21 AM
Instead of fining teams the NBA should make teams that tamper take a 5 million dollar cap hit for 2 years.. I bet teams wouldn't tamper as much then...

06-11-2013, 01:30 AM
I don't even understand why this is tampering. They are just pandering to their season ticket holders and fan bases.

06-11-2013, 01:39 AM
They should make the teams that tamper give up they first rounder to the team that tamper with.

06-11-2013, 03:21 AM
can somebody explain to me what exactly qualifies as tampering, is just talking about a player withing your organization qualifications for the term tampering. or do you actualy have to do something to try to convince that player to come, for example, contact him.

06-11-2013, 03:36 AM
can somebody explain to me what exactly qualifies as tampering, is just talking about a player withing your organization qualifications for the term tampering. or do you actualy have to do something to try to convince that player to come, for example, contact him.

You are not allowed to make contact with a contracted player without permission from the team, or make public remarks about him joining your team.

06-11-2013, 03:39 AM
seems pretty harsh, doesn't seem like much "tampering" there. but i guess teams shouldn't be trying to sell tickets by promoting players they don't have on their roster.

06-11-2013, 09:25 AM
Fining a team for talking about who is available in the Free Agency season on your team website is a bit over the top. Team websites are kind of the blurring point between Organization and journalism.

I don't see how an opinion article covering the statistics of the upcoming Free Agency class qualifies as tampering. On the other hand, Stern and friends has always been silly when it comes to stuff like this...

06-11-2013, 12:57 PM
stern should drop the southern cross already.

They have played their contracts out, teres no more game sthis season they aRE ****ING FREE to talk to whoever they want .

Its hypocrital, does anyone believes teams acutally dont do anything until july 1st?


06-11-2013, 03:04 PM
They should revoke their right to pursue that player in Free Agency if they get caught tampering.

06-12-2013, 03:25 AM
That third is the Mavs (I'm guessing), Mark Cuban is always thirsty for players

06-12-2013, 04:22 AM
Kings are the third team

The Kings’ infraction is also related to Paul, as new coach Michael Malone said in his introductory press conference that the Clippers point guard would “look pretty good in a Sacramento Kings uniform.” Malone coached Paul while with the New Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans).


It's kind of a joke that that's considered tampering.