DMJ Sports reported this week that a man claiming to be close to Leonard had filed a lawsuit against the West and Clippers, accusing the West of owing him $ 2.5 million for helping Clippers sign Leonard.
“I deny any misconduct in connection with the signing of Kavi Leonard.” West told TMZ Sports.
The NBA’s investigation into the allegations was first reported by The Athletic.
According to TMJet Sports, Johnny Wilkes accused West, a clipper of Clippers, in April 2019 of having close contact with Leonard and All-Star’s uncle Dennis Robertson and of providing vital information to help the clippers. Leonard land in free company.
The lawsuit alleges that Wilkes paid $ 2.5 million for his assistance and agreed to Western terms. Wilkes is expecting $ 2.5 million in damages and compensation for TMZ Sports.
“The case filed by Johnny Wilkes is false and the allegations are baseless,” Clippers said in a statement Thursday. “Clippers are fully cooperating with the NBA in its investigation, which is consistent when these types of allegations are made. They provide the NBA with evidence that the allegations are false.”
The NBA’s inquiry relates to “other indirect contact” described under Article 35A (3) of the NBA Constitution, which “prohibits indirect communication through intermediaries.”
Clippers can be fined up to $ 10 million and lose draft exams if they are found to be in violation.
In July 2019, Clippers signed Leonard to a three-year, $ 103.1 million contract with the player option for the 2021-22 season. Twice the Finals MVP Clippers trade perfectly joined Shay Gilgius-Alexander, Danilo Culinary, Four unsafe first round NBA Draft Exams, a secured first-round pick and two first-round pick transfers to Oklahoma City Paul George.
George signed a maximum contract extension last week, which guarantees $ 6,226 million over the next five years.