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Nick Calathes Suspended 20 Games For Supplement Use

Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for a violation of the NBA's Anti-Drug policy.

The suspension will begin immediately.

A source says Calathes tested positive for Tamoxifen, which was part of an over-the-counter athletic supplement he had used.

The NBA's lab results showed no traces of testosterone or PED in the supplement.

"There was no intent here," said a league source.

David Joerger and the Memphis Grizzlies will be without Calathes in the playoffs.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

DeMarcus Cousins Suspended One Game By NBA For 16th Technical Foul

DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay for receiving his 16th technical foul of the season, the NBA announced on Monday afternoon.

Cousins will serve his suspension in the Sacramento Kings' season finale on Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns.

Cousins picked up his 16th technical foul in Sunday's win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Cousins averaged 22.7 points and 11.7 rebounds this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Larry Sanders Advocates For Medical Benefits Of Marijuana

Larry Sanders will abide by the terms of his five-game suspension for violating the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program, but defends marijuana for its medical benefits.

“It’s something I feel strongly about, just to let you know something personal about me,” Sanders told NBA.com and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel prior to the Bucks’ game against Chicago at United Center Friday. “I will deal with the consequences from it. It’s a banned substance in my league. But I believe in marijuana and the medical side of it.

“I know what it is if I’m going to use it. I study it and I know the benefits it has. In a lot of ways we’ve been deprived. You can’t really label it with so many other drugs that people can be addicted to and have so many negative effects on your body and your family and your relationships and impairment. This is not the same thing.”

Sanders’ suspension means he has failed three tests in his career.

Sanders said he was out for the rest of the season, which could push his suspension to the start of the 14-15 season.

Sanders views marijuana as similar to drinking alcohol.

“The great thing about that idea is that, then you could get prescribed for it and see a doctor and they could tell you,” he said. “You don’t have to self-medicate, you don’t have to over-medicate ourselves. Y’know, because we don’t know now. We can’t diagnose ourselves.

“Once it becomes legal … you sit down with a doctor and [he says], ‘You may need this three times a day. This dosage here.’ And you don’t over-medicate. It [addresses] those needs medically that you need. It’s natural.”

Via Steve Aschburner/NBA.com

Larry Sanders Suspended Five Games By NBA For Violating Drug Policy

Larry Sanders has been suspended five games without pay for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced Friday.

Sanders' suspension will begin with the next NBA regular season game for which he is eligible and physically able to play.

Sanders has been sidelined since early February due to an eye injury.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Arnett Moultrie Suspended Five Games For Drug Violation

Arnett Moultrie has been suspended five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

Moultrie will also be ineligible to play for the Delaware 87ers during the period of his suspension.

Moultrie has appeared in just 12 games this season for the Philadelphia 76ers,

Via RealGM Staff Report
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