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NBA bans Turkoglu for steroid use

Published: 2:28PM Thursday February 14, 2013 Source: Reuters

Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu has been suspended 20 games for violating terms of the NBA's anti-drug programme.

Turkoglu, who has averaged 2.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 11 games this season for Orlando, tested positive for anabolic steroid methenolone, the NBA said in a statement.

The 33-year-old Turkish forward, playing in his 13th NBA season, has career averages of 11.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

He began his suspension later today, when the Magic (15-36), who have the Eastern Conference's second-worst record, hosted the Atlanta Hawks.