NBA announces penalty on Lonzo Ball tampering investigation


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The Bulls will have to forfeit a second rounder (Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports)
The Bulls will have to forfeit a second rounder (Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports)

NEW YORK – The NBA announced today that the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat each violated league rules governing the timing of this season’s free agency discussions and that the league has directed that each team’s next available second-round draft pick be forfeited.

These determinations followed investigations into free agency discussions engaged in by the Bulls with respect to Lonzo Ball and by the Heat with respect to Kyle Lowry.

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