DeAndre Jordan eventually found his way back to the Clippers, but it came with a price. On Tuesday, the Clips were fined $250,000 for violating “Anti-Circumvention Rules” which pertains to Deandre Jordan’s free agency over the summer.
After the whole debacle, DeAndre Jordan ended up back with the Clippers. One can only imagine the heart ache from the Dallas Mavericks. The NBA released this statement:
The NBA announced today that it has fined the Los Angeles Clippers $250,000 for violating NBA rules prohibiting teams from offering players unauthorized business or investment opportunities.
The violation involved a presentation made by the Clippers to free agent DeAndre Jordan on July 2 that improperly included a potential third-party endorsement opportunity for the player. While the NBA’s investigation ultimately concluded that the presentation of this opportunity had no impact on Jordan’s decision to re-sign with the Clippers, the team’s conduct nevertheless violated the league’s anti-circumvention rules.
The NBA’s anti-circumvention rules prohibit teams from, among other things, providing or arranging for others to provide any form of compensation to a player unless such compensation is included in a player contract or otherwise expressly permitted under the CBA.