Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Today’s (on)topic: Front Office Tampering
Sources: Pacers filed tampering charges vs. Lakers, probe centered on possible impermissible contact between Magic Johnson and Paul George.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 20, 2017
If front office personnel, even if they are former players that socialize with current stars, are not allowed to recruit upcoming free agents, what is stopping those same front offices from asking current team members to recruit upcoming free agents? Player-to-player recruiting is not within the definition of impermissible contact? That seems like an obvious loophole around any tampering accusations.
Today’s (off)topic: Total Eclipse
Tomorrow is the big day for the eclipse! Milwaukee is supposed to be able to see 85ish% of the total eclipse. I’m going to try and get outside of work to take a peek at it. Anyone going to challenge the “don’t stare directly at a solar eclipse” warning?
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