Cleveland center Thompson suspended 25 games for violating anti-doping policy

The player tested positive for several muscle-building drugs

Center Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson suspended for 25 games National Basketball Association (NBA) without pay for violating the anti-doping program.

According to the NBA, Thompson, 32, tested positive for the growth hormone ibutamoren, and the SARM LGD-4033. The second drug is commonly used by bodybuilders and weightlifters to build muscle mass, is banned for any medical use in the United States and is on the WADA doping list.

The center previously spent nine seasons with Cleveland before playing for Boston, Sacramento, Indiana, Chicago and the Lakers. The Cavaliers re-signed the Canadian in 2023. Thompson averaged 3.8 points and 3.9 rebounds this season.

Cleveland is in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Thompson will begin serving his suspension beginning with the Cavaliers’ next game against Milwaukee on the night of Jan. 25.

Source: Sportarena

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