NEW YORK — The NBA is investigating whether the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with All-Star forward Paul George while he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers.

The Pacers asked the league to open the probe.

“The Lakers have been cooperative and, at this point, no findings have been made,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said Sunday in a statement.

HEAT: Miami signed forward Jordan Mickey to a contract that will pay him about $1.5 million this season.

Mickey spent parts of the last two seasons with the Celtics, appearing in 41 regular-season games and four postseason games. Mickey averaged 20.8 points and 8.8 rebounds for the Maine Red Claws last season.

BUCKS: Milwaukee says Giannis Antetokounmpo was training briefly with the Greek national team when he reported to his NBA team that he was experiencing knee pain, an injury that will keep him out of the European championship.

Greece’s basketball federation accused the Bucks and the NBA of hatching a plan to prevent Antetokounmpo from playing in the championship. It was responding to a social media post from the player in which he said he was unavailable because of the injury.