Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler facing a 25-game suspension this upcoming season due to testing positive for PEDs.
Looks like the Brooklyn Nets will be without one of their veteran forwards for a while.
On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Wilson Chandler is facing a 25-game suspension for this upcoming season. The suspension was confirmed by the NBA, as Chandler tested positive for Ipamorelin.
NBA makes suspension official, says Chandler tested positive for Ipamorelin. https://t.co/eJNBCi8Fyg
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 29, 2019
Chandler signed a one-year, $2.56 million deal with the Nets this offseason. He was going to provide depth to their frontcourt as well as be an older mentor on this squad. However, that won’t take effect until game No. 26.
Chandler, 32, has spent time in his career with the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Clippers before deciding to ink a deal with the Nets. The Knicks drafted him with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft out of DePaul.
The veteran is scheduled to return for the Nets’ game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. ET at the Barclay’s Center.
The Nets made a splash in this year’s free agency period. They signed superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, each to four-year deals. Brooklyn additionally signed center DeAndre Jordan to a four-year deal. He’ll possibly come off the bench.
Irving will lead the team this year, due to the fact that Durant will still be nursing his ruptured Achilles sustained in Game 5 of this past NBA Finals. When Durant returns, Brooklyn surely could be a contender in the Eastern Conference for years to come.