Source: Bucks co-owner fined for tampering

CHICAGO — Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry has been fined $25,000 for his comments regarding Pelicans star Anthony Davis, a source with knowledge told ESPN.

Davis, who requested to be traded from the Pelicans, listed Milwaukee as a preferred landing spot on his revised list of teams he would like to play for.

“I saw that report, and I think it’s great,” Lasry told Sporting News. “It’s a little bit of what we want. We want players to come and play in Milwaukee. And part of it is, when you’re winning and you’re setting a standard for excellence, people see that. People want to win.”

Lakers president Magic Johnson said the Pelicans didn’t act in good faith in their negotiations involving Anthony Davis.

He continued: “We hope it would be players like Anthony Davis and others who want to come to Milwaukee.”

Lasry’s comments violated league tampering rules that prohibit team representatives from commenting on other teams’ players, especially in an effort to openly and publicly recruit.

Davis is set to be a free agent in 2020.