Rockets’ Chandler Parsons receives warning for flopping vs. Pelicans (VIDEO)


Chandler Parsons of the Rockets became the latest player to receive a warning for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules on Thursday, and the offense was more than deserving of the extremely benign punishment.

The offending play took place in the fourth quarter against the Pelicans, and saw Parsons intentionally flail himself beyond half court after coming into contact with Eric Gordon.

The league has taken the lighter approach of shaming players in the hopes that the behavior will change over time. But as we mention just about every time one of these warnings or small fines are issued, no real change is likely to happen unless the penalties for this low-level type of cheating are far more severe.

Kevin Durant with huge dunk on visiting Fenerbahce Ulker

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Welcome to America, Fenerbahce Ulker.

The Turkish powerhouse was in America playing some exhibition games this preseason, and they got a first-hand reminder that Kevin Durant is back. KD had 13 points in the Thunder’s easy 111-81 win.

Not to be outdone, Russell Westbrook got in on the act.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.