FOX Sports’ Dave McMenamin and Jeremy Schaap discuss the NBA’s decision to release Nerick Eisenkirk, the center of one of the league’s most controversial scandals.
Eisenker, 29, played for the Philadelphia 76ers for two seasons before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
He was suspended for the first two games of the 2014-15 season, and then fined $10,000 by the NBA for violating the league anti-drug program.
He was later traded to Denver for guard Nikola Jokic.
Eisenker was suspended by the Nuggets, the Nuggets were fined $5,000 and suspended Eisener for one game, per the league.
Eikson, who also spent three seasons with the Nuggets and appeared in 10 games last season, had no comments on his suspension.
“It’s something that we all deal with, it’s something we’re all trying to figure out,” Nuggets general manager Ryan McDonough said, per ESPN.com.
“We’ve been dealing with it for years and years, but it’s one that we’re still working through.
But I think it’s an important thing that we continue to focus on and continue to grow.
I think that’s a good thing for the organization, for the fans, and the organization.
We’ll just see how things play out, and we’ll get back to you tomorrow.”
Eisener was not suspended by Denver in 2014-2015, when he was suspended 10 games.
In 2017-18, he was also fined $2,500 by the league for violating drug policy.
Eidenkirk had two surgeries for a fractured hand in 2014 and two surgeries in 2015.
He had surgery on his right wrist in 2016 and the same year in his left wrist, per Bleacher Report’s Matt Moore.
“I had surgery in 2016 on my wrist and had the same surgery again in 2017,” Eisner told Bleacher, per Moore.
“It’s a real weird situation.
I’m not going to say it’s anything that I can control or anything that would stop me from playing, but you can’t control everything.
It’s just a real crazy situation.”