Technical support issues
The local U.S. media outlet "The Athletic" reported on the 24th (Korea Standard Time) that Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Tamson was suspended for 25 games for a positive drug test.
The disciplinary action will be applied from the very next game.
It is quite embarrassing for Cleveland. Currently, the Cleveland Indians are on an upward trajectory as they have won eight consecutive games. The record was even achieved despite absence of key point guard Darius Garland and starting big man Evan Mobley. They have displayed outstanding performance by joining forces with ace Donovan Mitchell at the center.
Veteran Tamson poured cold water on this good atmosphere.
Tamson was quietly doing his part as the backup big man. With 15 to 20 minutes to play, Tamson was playing the role of backup for Cleveland's main center Jarrett Allen. The latest disciplinary action is expected to have a negative impact on Cleveland, which already has many injured players.
Tamson is a franchise star who was drafted by Cleveland with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. After playing for Cleveland for nine seasons after the draft, he returned to his former team Cleveland after playing for the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls.
Tamson averaged 3.8 points and 3.9 rebounds this season, not standing out on record, but he has played a decent role as a backup big man.
The drug incident would have greatly disappointed Cleveland fans with Tamson.
Wednesday, January 24, 2024