As part of the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement, there will likely be a more detailed domestic violence policy.
The current CBA calls for a minimum 10-game suspension for players convicted of a violent felony.
In 2014, Jeff Taylor was suspended 24 games without pay after pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property.
Michele Roberts called the sanction “excessive” and “without precedent,” stressing that the NBPA was ready to appeal.
The terms haven’t been finalized, but the measures will go well beyond a fine and a suspension. “I think as we’ve all seen in those situations that it needs to be more than discipline,” a source told The Ringer. “It needs to be about counseling, support services, intervention, outreach, and providing resources behind the scenes to help.”