Former Michigan basketball forward Mitch McGary has been suspended for the first five games of the 2016-17 NBA season for violation of the league’s drug policy. The news was first reported by ESPN.com’s Royce Young.
No further details have been provided regarding McGary’s suspension. The 24-year-old big man left Michigan in the first place and enrolled in the 2014 NBA Draft because he was facing a one-year suspension from the NCAA after failing a drug test that spotted marijuana use.
McGary played in just 20 games with the Oklahoma City Thunder during his second season in the pros. He has averaged 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds over the course of his brief career.