NBA fines Mark Cuban for free agency comments
NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed the penalty, which ESPN.com reported Tuesday was for $25,000.
Teams can agree to deals with players during the moratorium, which lasts from July 1-8, but can't comment specifically until deals can be signed on July 9. They can only say they plan to sign the players once the moratorium is lifted.
However, the oft-fined Cuban praised Jordan's ability and discussed the role he would have on the Mavericks during a radio interview.