Thunder F Mitch McGary receives additional 10-game suspension
The NBA has suspended Oklahoma City Thunder forward Mitch McGary for an additional 10 games without pay for non-compliance of the NBA's drug policy, the NBA announced on Tuesday.
The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news.
The new ban is in addition to the five games he received in July for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA drug policy, and he will begin serving the 10-game suspension immediately after the completion of the original five-game ban.
According to the report, the new ban is not believed to be for another positive drug test, but a failure to live up to guidelines set forth in the drug program.
McGary released a statement in July when he was originally suspended, saying he "clearly made a mistake," while apologizing to the organization, his teammates and fans.
McGary, 24, was the No. 21 pick in the 2014 NBA draft.
He played in 20 games for Oklahoma City last season, averaging 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds in 3.6 minutes per game.
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