The NBA stripped the New York Knicks of their 2025 second-round draft pick after an investigation into tampering in the Jalen Brunson signing.
The league said Wednesday, December 21, that the Knicks engaged in free agency discussions with the then-Dallas Mavericks point guard prior to the permitted date.
The Knicks fully cooperated with the investigation, the NBA said.
Brunson, 26, signed a four-year, $104 million contract with New York on July 12.
He is averaging 20.8 points, 6.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds through 31 starts with the Knicks this season. The fifth-year pro is shooting 37.4% from three-point range and 89.0 percent from the free throw line. – Rappler.com