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Report: NBPA investigating 76ers for violating Collective Bargaining Agreement

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 27: Sam Hinkie, President of Basketball Operations and General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, speaks with the media during a press conference on June 27, 2014 at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts means business.

Shams Charania of RealGM:

If this about the 76ers using a loophole to skirt the salary-floor rules, it won’t go anywhere. The players are stuck with the Collective Bargaining Agreement they signed, even if they didn’t foresee teams taking advantage of rules as written.

If this about an audit revealing Philadelphia hasn’t properly divulged Basketball Related Income, this could be meaningful. It would also be a warning shot to the other NBA teams in similar boats.

If this about something else, who knows?

Until we know the reason for the investigation, it’s tough to say more. But the 76ers should probably be at least a little concerned.