Noel, Sefolosha Suspended

Noel, Thabo Suspended

Nerlens Noel, Thabo Sefolosha Violate Anti-Drug Program, Suspended

Dallas Mavericks centre Nerlens Noel and Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha have been suspended by the NBA for five games without pay, for violating the league’s anti-drug program.

According to the program, a five-game suspension is given after a third positive test for marijuana. Noel’s ban will effectively end this season. Sefolosha, meanwhile, has been out since January after knee surgery, and will serve his suspension once he is physically cleared to play.

The suspension ends what has been a disappointing season for Noel. Once considered a Mavericks cornerstone after his 2017 trade from Philadelphia, Noel has found minutes hard to come by in 2017-2018, and also missed time this year recovering from thumb surgery. He has played only 30 games, averaging 4.4 PPG and 5.6 RPG. After turning down a lucrative contract in the offseason, his gamble has not paid off, as the Dallas big man’s value has surely decreased as he has fallen in and out of Rick Carlisle’s rotation.

Sefolosha, a veteran defensive specialist, averaged 8.2 PPG and 4.2 RPG this year.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Griffin Bought Out

06 Mar 2021

Finally an All-Star

06 Mar 2021

Lloyd Pierce Fired

02 Mar 2021

  • Raptors’ Corner

  • Video Highlights

  • Facebook

  • Top Internet Presence by:

  • Twitter

  • Pick N Pod

  • Shop

  • Featured Video

    Oops, something went wrong.


    What's on the Schedule?
    06 Mar 20210 comments
    A First Look
    06 Mar 20210 comments
    Atlanta Bound
    18 Feb 20210 comments


    Read all tweets

    © 2016 BallnRoll

    Web Solutions by: CO4 Computing Inc