NBA imposes penalties on Bulls, Heat for early free agent discussions

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July 29, 2021

New York, December 1, 2021 -- The NBA announced today that the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat each violated league rules governing the timing of this season’s free agency discussions and that the league has directed that each team’s next available second-round draft pick be forfeited.

These determinations followed investigations into free agency discussions engaged in by the Bulls with respect to Lonzo Ball and by the Heat with respect to Kyle Lowry.

Source: NBA Communications