The NBA is exploring whether a failed sign-and-trade agreement that would have sent Bogdan Bogdanovic from the Sacramento Kings to the Milwaukee Bucks happened sooner than league rules permit, sources affirmed to ESPN.
Information on the league’s examination was first revealed Thursday by The New York Times.
The NBA’s free-agency period starts Friday. It was generally revealed that Milwaukee and Sacramento had agreed on a basic level on a sign-and-trade deal Tuesday that would have carried Bogdanovic and Justin James to the Bucks. The Kings would have procured flexible forward Donte DiVincenzo, D.J. Wilson and Ersan Ilyasova.
In the event that the understanding happened Tuesday, it would have been three days sooner than free-agent negotiations were allowable.
The Bucks and Kings wanted to present to Bogdanovic the framework of a sign-and-trade to arrange a Bogdanovic contract with Milwaukee on Friday, sources told ESPN. The deal fell through when Bogdanovic said later that he intended to enter confined free office.
On Thursday, the Kings expanded Bogdanovic a $10.7 million qualifying offer, sources revealed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, giving Sacramento the option to coordinate any offer sheet Bogdanovic signs with another group.