Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson received a 25-game suspension without pay from the NBA on Tuesday for breaching the league's anti-drug policy.

As per the league's statement, the 32-year-old Thompson tested positive for ibutamoren, a growth hormone, and SARM LGD-4033, a substance commonly employed by bodybuilders and weightlifters for muscle enhancement.

Thompson's suspension will commence on Wednesday when the Cavs engage in the first of two games in three days against the Milwaukee Bucks.

He will have the eligibility to resume playing on March 16, facing the Houston Rockets.

In a statement, the Cavs expressed full endorsement for the NBA's anti-drug program. Additionally, they affirmed their support for Thompson, pledging assistance throughout his suspension.

"The recent developments involving Tristan Thompson are a source of disappointment for the Cavaliers," expressed the team.

"His absence from on-court activities will affect our team," acknowledged the statement.

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The only stipulation is that he needs to leave the arena a minimum of two hours before the start of any games.

Thompson is in his second tenure with the Cavs, who initially selected the Canadian player with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 draft.