Phoenix Suns 的二年生中鋒Deandre Ayton 被驗出對某種NBA禁藥有陽性反應 (利尿劑),違反了NBA 的Anti-Drug 規例,將面臨25場無薪禁賽。

Ayton 在其後藥檢驗出沒有使用任何其他禁藥。Ayton 在聲明中表示「非故意」使用該藥,而NBPA (NBA球員公會) 準備爲Ayton 作仲裁上訴,以「非故意攝取」爲由。

2018年新秀狀元Ayton 在他第一季場均上陣30.7分鐘,得16.3分、10.3籃板,命中率58.5%。他在今季首仗對Kings 的賽事,得18分(64.3%命中率)、11籃板、4封阻、1盜球。

Deandre Ayton 的聲明全文如下:

“I want to apologize to my family, the entire Suns organization, my teammates, partners, our fans and the Phoenix community. This was an unintentional mistake and unfortunately I put something in my body that I was completely unaware of. I do understand the unfortunate impact that this has on so many others, and for that I am deeply sorry. I’m extremely disappointed that I’ve let my team down. I will continue to work with the NBPA to go through arbitration and am hopeful of a positive resolution.”