Chandler, who left the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency to sign with the Nets this summer, spoke on this test to ESPN on Thursday, stating that this stems from a treatment he was prescribed. He claimed it was "small doses" of the drug in the treatment, and that he, nor the doctor, realized that it was in there.
The newly-signed and now suspended Chandler played in 51 games with the Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers last season, averaging 6.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per game coming off the bench. The 32-year-old will still be allowed to participate in training camp and preseason games, despite the suspension. He signed with the Nets in July, but will now lose out on $582,898 in total, or $23,316 per game, with the suspension. He will be eligible to return for the December 15th game against his former team, the Sixers.