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Johnson, Lakers guilty of a side deal? (3:04)

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

BTW, Pacers initiated this tampering investigation around the draft. We're just learning of it now.

Stephen A. says Griffin should be recruiting LeBron to L.A. (1:52)
Stephen A. calls tampering accusations against Lakers laughable (1:17)
Lakers 'feeling confident' they didn't do anything wrong (1:07)
What's the best-case scenario for Pacers amid tampering probe? (0:42)
Woj says 'burden of proof is great' in tampering cases (1:59)
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1dAdrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne

Sources: Magic focus of PG-13 tampering probe

Magic Johnson is at the center of an NBA investigation into the possibility of impermissible contact between the Lakers and four-time All-Star Paul George, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the Pacers filed tampering charges against the Lakers on possible impermissible contact between Magic Johnson and Paul George. The NBA states that "the Lakers have been cooperative and, at this point, no findings have been made."

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Simmons leading the pack in ROY odds

Ben Simmons, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, missed all of last season due to a foot injury. That qualifies him to be considered a rookie in 2017-18. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook gives the Sixers foward the best chance to win the Rookie of the Year award this season.

Stephen A. warns Westbrook could land in L.A. (1:20)
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Vegas split on Ball, Simmons as ROY favorite

Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball opened as the 9-5 favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year at William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, but Westgate SuperBook went with Sixers forward Ben Simmons as the favorite at 5-2.