The NBA is investigating whether a failed signing and trade deal that would send Bogdanovich of the Sacramento Kings to the Milwaukee Bucks happened sooner than the league’s rules allow, ESPN sources confirmed.
News of the league’s investigation was first reported Thursday by The New York Times.
The NBA’s free agency period begins on Friday. Milwaukee and Sacramento were widely reported to have reached an agreement in principle on a signing and trade agreement on Tuesday that would lead Bogdanovic and Justin James to Bucks, sources told ESPN. The Kings would acquire universal striker Donte DiVincenzo, DJ Wilson and Ersan Ilyasova, sources said.
If the deal happened on Tuesday, it would be three days earlier than free agent talks were allowed.
According to sources, Bucks and Kings were hoping to bring Bogdanovic in as part of signing and negotiating to negotiate a contract with Bogdanovic and Milwaukee.
On Thursday, the Kings gave Bogdanovic a $ 10.7 million qualifying offer, ESPN sources told Adrian Voynarovsky, giving Sacramento the right to respond to any offer Bogdanovic signs with another team.