New Orleans Pelicans 2019-20 Season Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans may have had the busiest offseason in the NBA by trading away Anthony Davis, drafting the top overall pick in Zion Williamson and remaking the front office into a world-class operation. Will that be enough to matter this season? Basketball Insiders takes a look at the Pelicans in this 2019-20 NBA Season Preview.

Spain wins 95-75 to become the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup champs! 🏆🇪🇸

Ricky Rubio (20 PTS and 7 REB) led Spain and Spain are FIBA World Cup champions! Spain capped off an undefeated 8-0 run at the 2019 FIBA World Cup by beating Argentina 95-75 to win the gold medal.

After Spain opened the game with a 14-2 lead, Argentina answered with an 11-0 run, but the Spanish took back control, led by as many as 17 early in the second quarter, and went up by 22 with a 12-0 run early in the third. 

Marc Gasol stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. By winning gold, Gasol becomes the sixth player in history to win an NBA title and a gold medal (FIBA or Olympic) in the same year, joining Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Lamar Odom, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in the exclusive club.

This is Spain’s second FIBA World Cup gold medal. They also won in 2006 when they blew out Greece.

Bogdan Bogdanovic, Evan Fournier, Ricky Rubio, Marc Gasol, and Luis Scola were named 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup All-Star Five! 

Earlier on Sunday, France came back from 15 points down in the third quarter to beat Australia, 67-59, for the bronze medal.

Photo: NBA stars were in attendance at the FIBA Basketball World Cup Finals.

Derrick Rose becomes 8th player in NBA history to release 10 consecutive signatures

Photo Credit: Jordan Johnson/Getty Images.

Derrick Rose debuts his 10th Signature Adidas Sneaker! Clad in all-black, the new D Rose 10 details include a 3D “Three-Stripes” logo at the heel, D Rose branding at the tongue, and significant dates for Rose, including his 2011 MVP award, etched into the midsole.

As seen in the pic above, Derrick Rose officially launched his Adidas ‘D-Rose 10’ sneaker in China this week, becoming the 8th player in NBA history to have a signature series with more than 10 consecutive models.

His shirt crosses out “DONE DONE DONE” and reads: “NOT DONE YET” ❤️🌹

Sources: NBA Sends Memo to Teams to Improve Tampering Compliance

In an effort to prevent tampering, NBA sent memo to teams about improving compliance, @TheAthletic @Stadium has learned. Memo proposes that a lead team ops member certify annually that it didn’t engage in impermissible free agency talks; max fine amounts raised significantly. In an effort to prevent tampering, NBA sent memo to teams about improving […]

Report: NBA Proposes Harsher Tampering Consequences

The NBA has proposed to increase the penalties for tampering and cap circumvention, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Tampering with players and/or team personnel would carry a maximum fine of $10 million under the proposal. The previous maximum was $5 million. Unauthorized agreements would result in a $6 million fine for a franchise and a player would be issued a $250,000 fine for being involved.

In addition, the league will begin cracking down on player-to-player tampering by increasing enforcement. It will also require a team governer to certify that no unauthorized benefits were offered or provided and the league will conduct investigatory audits of five teams, annually, which will be chosen at random.

The NBA is in an era where player movement dominates the offseason and the league is arguably as healthy as its ever been. However, that hasn’t come without concerns over tampering and free agency. The relocations of Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard are among those that have drawn speculation of tampering.

The NBA Board of Governors will meet on September 20 to vote on the proposed guidelines. If approved, the legislation would become effective immediately.

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