Warriors Owner Fined $50K For Comments About Ben Simmons
Provided By - Video Elephant on September 23, 2021
The NBA has fined Warriors owner Joe Lacob $50,000 for violating anti-tampering rules.
In an article for the San Francisco Chronicle, Lacob said that a trade for Ben Simmons "doesn't really fit what we're doing".
The NBA interpreted the comments about Simmons as a breach of the league's anti-tampering rules.
Simmons has been the subject of trade speculation all offseason after the guard signaled his desire to leave the 76ers.
Reports suggest that the 76ers offered Simmons to the Warriors but that talks did not progress further.
Ben Simmons is currently not planning to report to Philadelphia’s training camp in an attempt to force a move.