DETROIT - Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will serve a two-game suspension without pay in connection with a March traffic stop in Auburn Hills, where he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
The NBA announced the punishment on Friday.
Caldwell-Pope, 24, will miss the first two games of next season.
Caldwell-Pope was stopped at 2:52 a.m. March 29 after an officer parked on Auburn Road near Juniper tracked his 2015 Jeep Wrangler going 45 m.p.h. in a 25-m.p.h. zone, police records show.
He was cited for operating while intoxicated (OWI).
Caldwell-Pope pleaded guilty on May 18 to the lesser charge of allowing a person to drive under the influence.
He also admitted responsibility to an added charge of careless driving and earlier this month was sentenced to 12 months probation.
Caldwell-Pope is an unrestricted free agent, and could receive a max contract this off-season. The Pistons are expected to match any contract offer he receives .
Detroit Free Press