Tristan Thompson Suspended By NBA For 25 Games

Tiffany Brockworth |

Tristan Thompson was suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA on Tuesday for violating the league’s anti-drug policy.

Thompson tested positive for ibutamoren, a growth hormone, and SARM LGD-4033, which bodybuilders and weightlifters commonly use to enhance muscle.

“The Cleveland Cavaliers fully support the NBA/NBAPA Anti-Drug Program, and we are disappointed in the recent news surrounding Tristan Thompson,” the Cavs wrote in a statement. “His time away from game action will have an impact on our team. We stand behind Tristan and offer our support throughout this suspension period.”

He will begin serving his suspension Wednesday when the Cavs play the first of two games in three days at the Milwaukee Bucks.

Thompson has spent time with six different teams in his 13-year NBA career. Thompson was the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He spent the first eight years of his career in Cleveland, where won a championship in 2016. He has also played with the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls and the Golden State Warriors.

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