Report: NBPA investigating 76ers for violating Collective Bargaining Agreement
National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts means business.
Shams Charania of RealGM:
NBPA told agents in meeting Monday that it is researching Philadelphia for possible violation of collective bargaining, sources tell RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2015
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.