Mavs Nov 12, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; A view of the Dallas Mavericks logo during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Portland Trail Blazers at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA announced shocking news regarding the Dallas Mavs. On Saturday, the Association announced they had opened an investigation into the team for how they handled Friday night’s game.

Dallas notably held multiple players out from their game against the Chicago Bulls. Namely star point guard Kyrie Irving, who the Mavs acquired in a trade deadline blockbuster. The team also rested Luka Dončić after just a quarter of play on Slovenia Night at the American Airlines Center.

Now the NBA is firing back.

Tim MacMahon, NBA reporter for ESPN, tweeted the news on Saturday afternoon, via a quote from NBA spokesman Mike Bass. “The NBA commenced an investigation today in tot he facts and circumstances surrounding the Dallas Mavericks’ roster decisions and game conduct with respect to last night’s Chicago Bulls-Mavericks game, including the motivations behind those actions,” Bass said.

The controversy here stems from the fact that the Mavs and the New York Knicks have an interesting scenario on their hands. Because of the Kristaps Porzingis trade, the Knicks own the Mavs’ 2023 pick. But only if it’s not in the Top 10 due to protections. Right now, the Mavs sit 10th, so the pick would belong to them and not New York.

Tanking has become a significant issue the sport and the sports world at large are facing.

The NBA world reacted to the shocking Mavs news.

[Tim MacMahon]

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