Bulls All-Star Luol Deng will be representing Great Britain in this year's Olympic games. He is said to be one of three NBA athletes to head to London to show their patriotism while their country hosts the 2012 events.
Detroit's Ben Gordon and Charlotte's Byron Mullins will be joining Deng as their team searches for a place in the spotlight on their country's home court. The addition of the three NBA players will give London's basketball team more of a fighting chance to more forward in the competition. Although they are not expected to metal, the trio's presence is meant to prove London can compete against other countries and deserves to host the games.
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The NBA announced Saturday that it has suspended former Bulls and current Knicks center Joakim Noah for 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy.
He tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement called selective androgen receptor modulator LGD-4033, which is prohibited under the current collective bargaining agreement but would not have been under the new CBA starting next year, according to ESPN's Marc Spears.
It was announced in February that Noah would miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury. His suspension will carry over into the 2017-18 campaign with only 10 games left this year.
Noah averaged 5.0 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game in 46 games in his first of a four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks.