The NBA has warned players not to participate in exhibitions in the Philippines this summer, which were expected to include DeMar DeRozan, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard and Kyle Lowry.
Some players are expected to earn at least $150,000 during the two-day event, and their agents feel the league is trying to control the financial market for overseas events. A league official denied that to Yahoo! Sports, saying, "Our biggest concerns aren't sponsorships and payouts, but the playing conditions around the games – quality of the floor, equipment around the court, presence of doctors and facilities for treatment, etc." The players may be subject to fines if they do participate in the events. Jul 22 - 3:24 PM