Report: Knicks believe Spurs tampered with Kristaps Porzingis
The Spurs are reportedly pissed about Marcus Morris reneging on his deal with them to sign with the Knicks.
There’s a difference between illegal contact and the NBA’s accepted norms. Tampering is widespread, but technically prohibited. Some conversations can violate norms, though that can be in the eye of the beholder.
Did the Spurs do something wrong? I don’t know.
It doesn’t seem coincidental this leaked after the Knicks poached Morris. It seems they’re trying to justify that controversial move. That could be by revealing and accurately characterizing something San Antonio actually did. That could be by smearing San Antonio.
The NBA is investigating tampering. Maybe this will come up.