Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will be suspended for the first two games of the 2017-18 season, the NBA announced Friday.
Caldwell-Pope was arrested early on March 29, hours after a Pistons loss to the Heat and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. According to reports at the time, he was pulled over for driving 45 mph in a 25 mph zone and the officer who stopped him smelled alcohol on the 24-year-old’s breath. A Cheap Kids Soccer Jerseys Breathalyzer test later registered the Caldwell-Pope’s blood-alcohol content at 0.08, WDIV reported.
Caldwell-Pope is a restricted free agent, and his roster spot could be in jeopardy after the Pistons selected shooting guard Luke Kennard from Duke in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday.
It may have seemed odd for the 49ers to give Garcon, who turns 31 in August, a five-year deal. He still has a good amount of his speed and quickness, but it was his tough route-running and impressive intangibles that were most attractive for a post-Washington reunion with Shanahan. The 49ers have Cheap Laker Jerseys Sale been missing some basic reliability at wideout after moving on from both Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. Garcon will be a leader and a go-to outside receiver for Hoyer, with the natural transition to thrive with Cousins again.
Jeremy Kerley was useful in the slot as the team’s leading receiver last season, but by scheme and by necessity because of oft-injured Bruce Ellington, he may be called upon to line up outside as the only true veteran complement to Garcon. As for former Bill Marquise Goodwin, Shanahan will look to use his track-star speed in special packages, exactly as he did with Taylor Gabriel in Atlanta. The group may not be as prolific or pretty as that of other teams, but the 49ers did get better and grittier at wide receiver.