Nets Forward Wilson Chandler Suspended 25 Games For PED Use

Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:55 PM UTC

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 4:55 PM UTC

Wilson Chandler will be suspended 25 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

<div><p>ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Chandler was facing a 25-game suspension for testing positive for PED use and the <a href="" target="_blank">NBA</a> just made the suspension official, saying Chandler tested positive for Ipamorelin. Per Suzette Francis of Global News Toronto:</p><p><em>"The NBA says Nets Wilson Chandler has been suspended w/o pay for 25 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for Ipamorelin. </em><em>Suspension</em><em> will begin with the next NBA regular-season game for which he is eligible and physically able to play."</em></p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;If Wilson Chandler *does* get suspended.. could that mean.. &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Nothin' But Nets (@NetsBlogFS) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;August 29, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>The Nets signed Chandler to a one-year deal last month and he was expected to get some of the minutes destined for Kevin Durant, who could miss all of the 2019-20 NBA season after rupturing his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors.</p><p>Chandler averaged a career-low 6.0 points and 4.2 rebounds in 23.1 minutes over 51 games (33 starts) with the 76ers and Clippers. He was part of the February 6 trade that saw Tobias Harris, Mike Scott and Boban Marjanovic go to Philadelphia.</p><p>The move hurt his value as he could not find a place in head coach Doc Rivers' rotation. Chandler shot just 34.8 percent from the field in 15 games (one start) with the Clippers and he was benched for the final two games of the team's first round playoff series against the Warriors.</p><p>At 32 years old, Chandler is still relatively young but is hard not to wonder how much he has left in the tank. Hip injuries have bothered him in recent years and he dealt with a hamstring strain that forced him to miss a significant part of last season and this suspension will make it hard for him to find a rhythm with his new team.</p><p><strong><u>Odds To Win The Eastern Conference<br />(Courtesy of <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5Dimes</a>)</u></strong></p><div><p>Milwaukee Bucks +163</p><p>Philadelphia 76ers +260</p><p>Boston Celtics +675</p><p>Indiana Pacers +1125</p><p>Brooklyn Nets +1150</p><p>Toronto Raptors +2150</p><p>Miami Heat +2500</p><p>Orlando Magic +6000</p><p>Atlanta Hawks +7000</p><p>Detroit Pistons +10000</p><p>Chicago Bulls +18000</p><p>New York Knicks +25000</p><p>Washington Wizards +30000</p><p>Cleveland Cavaliers +75000</p><p>Charlotte Hornets +75000</p></div></div>
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