Ticker – NBA opens investigation into Dallas’ move to sit players

The NBA has opened an investigation into Dallas’ decision to rest several players while the team still had a mathematical chance of making the play-in tournament. The league made the announcement Saturday, one day after the Mavericks held out Kyrie Irving for the full game, Luka Doncic for most of the game, and many other rotation players in what became a loss to the Chicago Bulls. The loss knocked Dallas out of postseason consideration. That outcome could help ensure Dallas has a top-10 draft pick this summer and potentially a chance of winning the draft lottery and selecting French phenom Victor Wembanyama.