Nets Forward Wilson Chandler Facing 25-Game PED Suspension

Liam McKeone

The Brooklyn Nets had themselves quite the summer in landing both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. One of their unheralded moves was signing forward  Wilson Chandler to a one-year, veteran minimum deal to shore up their depth while Durant recovers from his Achilles injury.

Chandler was slated to receive a good chunk of the minutes available at small and power forward. That will change for the start of the season, as Adrian Wojnarowski reports Chandler is facing a 25-game suspension from the league for PED use.

A disappointing blow for the Nets. While they may not be true championship contenders without Durant, Irving and the rest of their young core is still a team to be reckoned with, and Chandler was to play a part in their plans to surprise people this season. He’ll now miss over a quarter of the season.