Bucks Co-Owner Marc Lasry Fined $25K For Tampering Over Anthony Davis Comments

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The NBA has fined Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry $25,000 for tampering due to comments he made about New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis, according to Malika Andrews of ESPN.

Below is what Lasry said when responding to a report that Milwaukee was one of four clubs Davis would sign a long-term contract with:

“I saw that report, and I think it’s great,” said Lasry via NBCSports.com. “It’s a little bit of what we want. We want players to come and play in Milwaukee. And part of it is, when you’re winning and you’re setting a standard for excellence, people see that. People want to win.”

“It doesn’t make a difference if you’re in Milwaukee, New York or LA. The whole goal is winning. So we hope it would be players like Anthony Davis and others who want to come to Milwaukee.”

Lasry basically admitted the Bucks will try and trade for Davis this summer. The NBA’s anti-tampering rule states, “”no player, coach or management person may entice or induce a player under contract with another team to play for his team.”

As noted, Davis will finish out the season with the Pelicans before other teams can deal for him this season. The Lakers, Celtics and Bucks will all attempt to try and make a move for Davis and get him to sign a long-term contract with them.