Clippers fined $250K for breaking NBA's anti-circumvention regulations

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Clippers fined for DeAndre Jordan recruiting
Tuesday August 25th, 2015

The Los Angeles Clippers have been fined $250,000 by the NBA for breaking anti-circumvention regulations in their pursuit of DeAndre Jordan earlier this summer, the league announced Tuesday.

The NBA's anti-circumvention rules prevent teams from offering players unauthorized opportunities to make additional money outside the stipulations of their contracts.

During the Clippers' courtship of DeAndre Jordan this offseason, team officials met with the center on July 2 to present opportunities to him involving potential third-party endorsements. 

The next day, Jordan agreed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, but later changed his mind and returned to the Clippers.

The NBA ultimately concluded that Los Angeles' presentation to Jordan did not have an impact on his decision to re-sign with the team, but did not excuse the team's violation of the league rule.

Jordan, 27, signed a 4-year, $87.6 million contract with the Clippers in July.

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