NBA suspends Thunder’s McGary for first five games

The Detroit News

Mitch McGary has struggled since leaving Michigan after two seasons for the NBA, and he received another setback on Friday.

McGary was suspended for the first five games of the 2016-17 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

McGary left Michigan for the NBA instead of accepting a one-year suspension after he tested positive for marijuana during an NCAA drug test.

“I clearly made a mistake and for that I apologize to the organization, my teammates, and our fans,” McGary said in a statement.

McGary, who was drafted 21st in the 2014 NBA draft by the Thunder, has played in just 52 NBA games, 20 last season.

Last season, McGary took a leave of absence from the Thunder for “personal reasons” but he wouldn't comment on the matter to ESPN.com.