While filling in on TNT's Inside The NBA Friday, the Golden State Warriors forward did just that by appearing to get as close to tampering without crossing the line as he possibly could.
Though it may upset fans in Phoenix, there isn't much precedent for the NBA disciplining a player for tampering.
As ESPN's Bobby Marks and Ohm Youngmisuk explained in 2017, "the league has looked the other way when it comes to a player recruiting another player in free agency or in trades.
Unless a player violates the tampering rules by offering a financial incentive, the league will look the other way."
"The Commissioner shall have the power to suspend for a definite or indefinite period, or to impose a fine not exceeding $50,000, or inflict both such suspension and fine upon any Player who, in his opinion, (i) shall have made or caused to be made any statement having, or that was designed to have, an effect prejudicial or detrimental to the best interests of basketball or of the Association or of a Member."