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The NBA has a PEDs problem

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[2011] Derrick Rose on PEDs: “It’s huge, and I think we need a level playing field”

In the history of the NBA, no more than two players have tested positive for PEDs in a single season. It’s November 6th, and we already have three. Wilson Chandler tested positive for Ipamorelin in August, DeAndre Ayton was recently suspended for a diuretic, and now John Collins tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2.… Continue Reading...

Three NBA players have each been given 25 game suspensions this year for PEDs

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Three weeks into the 2019-20 NBA season, three players have tested positive for banned substances, resulting in 25-game suspensions. In late August, Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler tested positive for Ipamorelin. In late October, Hawks center Deandre Ayton tested positive for a diuretic. On Nov. 5, Hawks big man John Collins tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2.… Continue Reading...

Joakim Noah: 20-Game PED Suspension

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Now that Joakim Noah has been cleared by doctors to play, he can officially begin not playing.

The Knicks center’s 20-game suspension for taking a banned substance starts Wednesday, the NBA said.

Noah, 32, has not played since Feb. 4 due to a knee injury. The NBA said when it announced the ban that it would begin with the “first NBA regular season or playoff game for which he is eligible and physically able to play.”

The suspension will include the first 12 games of next season.… Continue Reading...

Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier ‘shocked’ by positive PED test

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Suspended Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier said Wednesday night he was “shocked” to have tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug, and remains unsure when he will play again because the drug must be completely out of his system.

Trier was responding via a UA statement to an story citing unnamed sources that said he tested positive for a PED in September and won an appeal, but that the NCAA hasn’t allowed him to play until the drug is completely out of his system.

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Adam Silver Responds to Allegations of PED Use in NBA

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Former NBA head coach George Karl alleged in his new book Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs and Poor Shot Selection that the NBA has a performance-enhancing drug problem it has yet to confront, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver responded to those claims at a press conference Thursday.… Continue Reading...

NBA: Does the NBA have a PED problem?

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George Karl insists on being the lightning rod to controversy these days. George Karl is suggesting that several NBA players are using PED’s, or performance enhancing drugs. Karl’s latest claim is a bombshell that could damage the NBA, or at least how some people view the league.

George Karl was a former NBA head coach who most recently coached the Sacramento Kings.… Continue Reading...

N.B.A. to Test Players for H.G.H. Starting Next Season

The N.B.A. announced Thursday that it would expand its antidrug program next season to include blood tests for human growth hormone. The league said testing would begin this year in preseason training camp.

Commissioner Adam Silver has said that there was no reason to believe that the use of steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs was common in the N.B.A., and only a handful of players have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in recent years under the league’s urine-testing program.… Continue Reading...

If Turkoglu is on the juice, how many more in NBA are?

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The poor, poor Orlando Magic.

They can’t even get their steroids right.

Hedo Turkoglu, a veteran player who is a shell of his former self and having the worst year of his career, was suspended for 20 games by the NBA on Wednesday for testing positive for an anabolic steroid known as methenolone.… Continue Reading...

NBA Player suspended 20 games: steroids

The NBA announced Wednesday that Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu has been suspended 20 games without pay for violating the NBA's anti-drug program. Turkoglu tested positive for methenolone, an anabolic steroid.

Hedo Turkoglu was suspended 20 games for violating the NBA's drug policy.

Turkoglu explained his positive test in a statement released by the Magic.

"While I was back home in Turkey this past summer, I was given a medication by my trainer to help recover more quickly from a shoulder injury," Turkoglu said.… Continue Reading...