Brooklyn Nets Wilson Chandler Suspended 25 Games After PED Bust
If you ask any Brooklyn Nets fan, they will be the first to tell you how magical their offseason was.
From signing Kyrie Irving, to inking Kevin Durant to a deal, to adding much needed depth around their young players, Sean Marks and the Nets have really just done everything the right way since taking over the franchise. On Thursday, the string of good news was derailed as veteran wing Wilson Chandler was busted for performance enhancing drug use and has been subsequently handed a 25 game suspension.
“During my injury rehab process, before I signed with the Nets, I was prescribed a treatment that included small doses of a substance recently added to the NBA’s prohibited substance list,” Chandler said in a statement to ESPN. “I did not realize this substance was banned, and neither did the doctor.
“I accept responsibility and apologize to my Nets teammates, coaches, front office and fans for this mistake. I will continue to work hard to prepare for the upcoming season.”
Chandler tested positive for Ipamorelin, a drug on the NBA’s banned substance list.
The 32-year old veteran averaged 6.0 points per game last season, splitting time between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Clippers.