Grizzlies PG Nick Calathes suspended for 20 games

TERESA M. WALKER (AP Sports Writer)
The Associated PressApril 19, 2014
Grizzlies PG Nick Calathes suspended for 20 games
MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 16: Nick Calathes #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots against the Dallas Mavericks on April 16, 2014 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Nick Calathes has been suspended for 20 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy.

The league said Friday night in a release that Calathes tested positive for tamoxifen. The suspension begins Saturday night when the Grizzlies take on Oklahoma City in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

Yahoo Sports was the first to report the suspension.

Calathes, a 25-year-old rookie reserve, averaged 4.9 points and 2.9 assists in 71 games this season.