Mitch McGary Suspended: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

July 8th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
Oklahoma City Thunder big man Mitch McGary has been suspended for the first five games of the 2016-17 NBA regular season for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy, the league announced Friday. 

Royce Young of reported the news. McGary, 24, averaged 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds in 20 games played last season. He struggled to get going after suffering a concussion in the preseason and left the team briefly in April due to a "personal matter," per Anthony Slater, Erik Horne and Berry Tramel of the Oklahoman.

"You guys mind if I opened with a little segment?" McGary said upon his return, per the Oklahoman. "I appreciate you guys interviewing me, and I know you're concerned with where I've been the last few weeks. But I'd just like to leave that as a private matter, and that's it. I'd appreciate if you'd respect that."

While it has not been reported what triggered McGary's suspension, a five-game ban is protocol for a third positive test for marijuana. McGary declared for the 2014 NBA draft after learning he was facing a one-year NCAA suspension for positive marijuan ...

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