Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense against a 20-game suspension handed down Friday for violation of the NBA's drug policy, citing it as unfair.
Calathes was suspended less than 24 hours before the Grizzlies took the court in Game 1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was suspended for the use of the drug Tamoxifen, one of 140 substances banned by the NBA's performance-enhancing drug policy.
Calathes' attorney David Caldwell will speak to the NBA players union on Monday to see if it can expedite a grievance to try and get Calathes back into the postseason.
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