Another classic example of small-market teams getting the short end of the stick when it comes to NBA Free Agency. On top of not landing players, we are now allowing NBA Insiders to dictate the outcomes of deals. THIS IS RIDICULOUS! NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski fired off several tweets right before free agency opened. This seems innocent, right?
No, the Bucks deal to acquire Bogdan Bogdanovic was completed melted when the NBA considered the tweet to be “tampering”. Since when, have we allowed insiders that work for the networks that have the most to gain from large-market teams dominating, control the outcome of free agency? The league did nothing when the Lakers tampered for months to acquire superstar Anthony Davis. However, when the Milwaukee Bucks have a deal in the works, an insider dropping the information is tampering. This is awful reporting and Wojnarowski should be fired from his position. He has yet to make a public statement about his actions (as if they never happened), when his tweet completely tanked a deal that would have benefited a small-market team, and now Bogdanovic is conveniently talking with the Lakers. The NBA wonders why ratings continue to decrease each year when they are preventing small-market teams from competing. As a fan, why would I subscribe to a product that will never benefit me? Why would I continue to watch something, knowing that there is a fixed outcome and the league openly admitting their bias towards the large-market teams!