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NBA stressed rest rule, $100K fine to Pelicans over Anthony Davis

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by YOLO, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. YOLO

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    "Rest Rule" Welp, it sure hasn't been enforced

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25954077/nba-stressed-rest-rule-100k-fine-pelicans-anthony-davis

    There have been two behind-the-scenes dramas happening with Anthony Davisover the past week.

    One was his trade demand from the New Orleans Pelicans. The other was what would happen in the event the Pelicans didn't trade him, which looked more likely by the day. Would New Orleans continue to play Davis or make him a healthy scratch for the rest of the season, as they did for several games before Thursday's trade deadline?

    Two days before the deadline, Rich Paul, Davis' agent, called the league office and expressed concern that the Pelicans wouldn't play Davis if he weren't traded, sources told ESPN. Paul told the league that Davis wanted to play.

    Given that a possible injury could affect future trade value and perhaps improve draft positions, there was a growing expectation that the Pelicans might put Davis on ice for the last 27 games of the season.

    The Pelicans, as they dealt with the Davis situation and other matters around the trade deadline (they made two deals), put the final decision off. At the time, there were some voices within the organization supporting the option to not play him, sources said.

    After reviewing its rules, the league office informed the Pelicans that they would be expected to play Davis, starting with Friday night's nationally televised game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, sources said.

    The league referred the Pelicans to rules put in place in 2017 that restrict teams from resting healthy players. The Pelicans, league sources said, were told that they would be subject to a fine of $100,000 per every game if Davis were benched.

    Davis was fined $50,000 last week for breaking league rules when Paul publicly made a trade demand, the largest fine permitted.

    After the trade deadline passed with Davis remaining on the team, the Pelicans requested a meeting with Davis to discuss the rest of the season. In that meeting, Davis told the Pelicans that he wanted to return to the floor -- he recently missed three weeks with a finger injury -- and play in as many games as possible.

    The Pelicans knew they would likely lose in arbitration if they benched Davis. But there was an option of drastically reducing his playing time. After discussions, the team decided it would act "ethically" and return Davis to his previous role as starter and centerpiece of the team, sources said. They also want to follow league rules.

    Although it might cost them draft position -- the Pelicans are 20-21 when Davis plays and 4-10 when he doesn't this season -- and risk injury, the team wanted to respect Davis' wishes, sources said.

    Davis and the team agreed that he would not play in back-to-backs -- likely starting with Saturday's game in Memphis after he was set to play Friday vs. the Wolves -- and that his minutes would possibly be reduced. An agreement was reached that Davis will consult with the team on which ends of back-to-backs he will play in the rest of the season, sources said.

    Ultimately, the understanding avoided a standoff that might've dragged into next week's All-Star Game, in which Davis will be representing the Pelicans.
     
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    Lmao .

    NBA is a joke .

    Threatens NOP with a fine if they bench Davis .

    Meanwhile kawhi has planned rest every week and nothing has been said .
     
  4. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    this is why MDA doesn't rest Harden . . . because Tilman is a cheapskate
     
  5. J.R.

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    They warned the Bulls last year.

    http://bbs.clutchfans.net/index.php?threads/nba-stop-resting-your-healthy-players.288875/

    Don't announce publicly that you're gonna rest guys or cut back their minutes. Just (quietly) do it!

    "It's absurd that the league office is bullying New Orleans into this. Who decides who plays?" - JVG

    "So if he didn't play, they'd get fined $100K. If he plays & doesn't play in the 4th, that's better? What's that, a $22K fine? Who's coming up with this stuff? It's stupid is what it is." - JVG

    "He has the right to decide when he plays but the team has no right? If he's healthy tonight, why not be healthy to play tomorrow night? If you're doing it for the fans, do it for all the fans." - JVG

    I love me some JVG. :D
    JVG for NBA Commissioner!
     
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  6. JW86

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    So he cannot rest any game???
     
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  7. Vivi

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    This is ridiculous, they're basically punishing more the Pelicans than the Lakers for tampering and the player for starting this **** show.
     
  8. malakas

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    what a bunch of bullcrap.

    According to these rules every team should be fined 100K for every DNP- CD.
     
  9. Air Langhi

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    They would have been better off just trading him. With him they aren't going to terrible. They potentially cost themselves a top 5 pick.
     
  10. malakas

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    Thanx to the tanking efforts of other teams they are far away from a top 5 pick.
    7 losses away is an unreachable amount at this point to catch Atlanta.
    However they could double their % from 4.5 to 9 with some effort.
     
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    This is how I got playing time in youth YMCA, mandatory playing time for everyone. Don't hate.
     
  12. hakeem94

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    "the league want davis in la, they dont mind tampering..."

    will the league fine van gundy?
     
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    Why not? They fined him before for speaking truth on Yao.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2005/may/03/sports/sp-nbareport3
     
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    they're actually punishing NOP for not cooperating and making AD an LA Faker :D
     
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  15. Vivi

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    If i'm the Pelicans i still sit his ass and tank, in the end that's not a lot of money to pay if that helps them to be in a better position going forward, it also takes away any risk of injuries, imagine if Davis gets injured badly in the last days of the season, it would be a disaster.
     
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  16. hakeem94

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    Send him to g league and sit him on the bench there
     
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  17. hakeem94

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    Remember when mbah a moute got injured in the meaningless rs game and we lost the title because of it
     
  18. malakas

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    Tonight he has been playing 32+ minutes and is in a close game against another tanking team. Gentry is such an idiot.
     
  19. TannerAdams

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    **** NBA , its a COACHS decision to rest a player, not NBA to enforce play time. You cant enforce playtime when teams regulary dont play scrubs. Or else every team should be fined per individual that is DNP no matter skill level.
     
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    Finally someone dares to speak out.
    Shameful for Adam Silver.
     
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